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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Michigan Not Allowed to Penalize College Students for Making Correct Decisions

Good news for civil liberties and underage drunks in Michigan who choose to walk instead of drive.
LANSING, Mich. -- A federal judge has ruled that forcing a non-driver in Michigan to submit to a preliminary breath test without a search warrant is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge David Lawson in Detroit issued an injunction Wednesday blocking enforcement of a state law that penalizes pedestrians under 21 who refuse to submit to such a test.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which had sued on behalf of four college students, says Michigan is the only state in the country that requires a pedestrian to submit to a breath test without a warrant.
If a group like MADD believed in what their acronym stood for; they would have been fighting this law tooth and nail. Just a thought. Full article here.

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