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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Miller
Danny Birchfield v. North Dakota
Citation:136 S.Ct. 2160 (2016)
Birchfield (defendant) drove his car off a highway. A state trooper approached Birchfield, smelled alcohol, and saw that Birchfield’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. The trooper asked Birchfield to take several field sobriety tests, all of which he performed poorly. Birchfield was arrested for driving while impaired. He refused to undergo BAC testing, which was required by North Dakota law.
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