Yeah buddy, stay the fuck away from Tennessee.
Remember those DUI check points that were ruled Constitutional?
Let’s go one better.
If you get pulled over in Tennessee for suspected Driving Under the Influence and refuse to give a blood sample, they can now put you in the back seat of a cop car, call a judge and have a search warrant issued and a team of medical technicians dispatched to forcibly hold you down and TAKE a blood sample.
I shit you not.
It’s the proverbial offer you can’t refuse.
Tennessee state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and police in Shelby and Tipton counties will use a new weapon provided by state lawmakers to combat driving under the influence this Labor Day weekend, officials announced Friday.
A new “no refusal” law allows law enforcement officers to obtain search warrants and have blood samples drawn if drivers suspected of being under the influence refuse blood alcohol tests.
Listen to the reasoning from this asshole;
“This was the only area of Tennessee law where we let the criminals control the evidence,” said Dist. Atty. Mike Dunavant, whose 25th Judicial District includes Tipton County.
Yeah, we can’t be letting those pesky Fourth and Fifth Amendments stop us from our Totalitarian mandate now can we?
Fuck me, they might as well hand out copies of the Constitution to use as fire starters to help keep the Chain Gangs warm in the wintertime at this point.
So much for Tennessee being “The Volunteer State”.