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DUI prosecution set back

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High profile cases may be impacted

By Damon Lawrence

A decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday could have major ramifications in drunk-driving cases across Tennessee.

“We’re looking at it,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

“We’re talking to the people in Nashville that run the DUI programs about what the response is going to be, but clearly, no more forced blood draws.”

The case — Missouri v. McNeely — involved a man who was stopped by a police officer for speeding and crossing the road’s centerline.


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