MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire legislator is introducing a bill Tuesday that would require a warrant for police to test blood in a DUI case.
WMUR-TV reports Republican state Rep. Dan Hynes is sponsoring the bill. Hynes, who also specializes in DUI cases as an attorney, says the standard for drawing blood in DUI investigations is too low. Hynes says he was inspired by a Utah nurse who was arrested after she refused to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient.
Republican House Speaker Gene Chandler says he disagrees with how the bill is written. Chandler says he wants to make sure the proposed law doesn’t block police investigations.
The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee as scheduled to discuss the bill during a public hearing on Tuesday.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com