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DUI suspect had catheter FORCED on him


An Indiana man who had already submitted to a breath as well as a blood test in his DUI investigation was forcibly restrained by police while a nurse inserted a catheter into his urethra to obtain an utterly unnecessary urine sample.

In Denver or anywhere in Colorado, if an officer has probable cause to believe that you are driving under the influence of alcohol and invokes the Expressed Consent law, you are asked to submit to a breath or a blood test.  If you refuse, the penalty is two fold.  First, the DMV may take your license for two years.  Second, at trial, the jury may consider your refusal to submit to a chemical test when deciding your guilt or innocence.  You may only be FORCED to submit to a test if you are charged with vehicular assault or vehicular homicide.  This Indiana man had ALREADY submitted to TWO chemical tests.  By the way, his blood test showed that he was not intoxicated.

A urine test in a DUI case is next to useless.  It does nothing to prove impairment to a jury.  At best, it can show that alcohol or drugs had been consumed by a DUI defendant at some time in the past by testing positive for the metabolized substance - not the actual alcohol or drugs.

If you have been contacted by law enforcement and charged with a DUI or other criminal offense, please contact an attorney as quickly as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.