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Birchfield v. North Dakota
Citation:136 S.Ct. 2160 (2016)
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Birchfield (Petitioner) was charged with drunk driving. After the police pulled him over, they noted that Birchfield’s eyes were bloodshot, he spoke in slurred speech, and struggled to stay steady on his feet. Birchfield agreed to take field sobriety tests, but did not consent to a blood test. A state required that refusing to take the test would expose him to criminal penalties.
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