timberland uk shop Bill would require a warrant for police to test blood
Dan Hynes, R Merrimack.
Hynes said his bill was also inspired by the story out of Utah that made national headlines, when a nurse was arrested when she refused to allow an officer to draw blood from a patient.
“All they need to do is be investigating a DWI investigation,” Hynes said. “I think that’s a really low standard, frankly. If an officer smells an odor of alcohol and someone was driving and in an accident, they’re probably investigating a DWI.”
House Speaker Gene Chandler, R Bartlett, said he and several colleagues are opposed to how the bill is written.
“There might be some way to make it more palatable,” Chandler said.
Hynes said he hopes this can be a bipartisan bill and expects law enforcement will oppose it.
“I think this law is needed to require it’s a safeguard,” he said. “When people go to the hospital, they expect they are being treated for medical purposes.”