I am presuming they had a valid warrant, but you do not mention it. If they had a warrant, then I doubt there is an civil rights violation here.
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I am sure there are more facts to this question than are stated in you one line inquiry. As a general statement, a motorist may not be compelled to submit to testing under the Alabama Implied Consent law. Under the express terms of the Implied Consent statute, law enforcement authorities may not result to physical or non-physical acts to compel a sample. In the case of Thrower v. State, 539 So. 2d 1127 (Ala. Crim. App. 1988), the Court stated: “The sanction under Alabama law is if a person refuses upon proper request of a law enforcement officer to submit to a chemical test, then such refusal may be placed in evidence at trial and appropriate action taken by law enforcement agencies in reference to the party’s privilege of driving a motor vehicle upon the public highway.” Id. at 1129.
A blood sample cannot be taken without the express consent of the motorist or pursuant to a validly issued judicial warrant. In the recent case of Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S. Ct. 1552 (2013) the United States Supreme Court held that the nonconsensual, warrantless seizure of a motorist’s blood was presumptively unconstitutional. In McNeely, the Supreme Court stated in pertinent part: “In those drunk-driving investigations where police officers can reasonably obtain a warrant before a blood sample can be drawn without significantly undermining the efficacy of the search, the Fourth Amendment mandates that they do so.” Id. at 1561.
The motorist be under lawful arrest for the charge of DUI may be directed by law enforcement to submit to chemical testing, but the motorist must voluntarily agree to take the directed test or else face the consequence of loss of driving privilege. Ala. Code § 32-5-192 states in pertinent part: “Such person shall be told that his failure to submit to such chemical test will result in the suspension of his privilege to operate a motor vehicle for a period of 90 days . . . .”
On the other hand, if the law enforcement officers hold a valid search warrant to obtain a blood sample, then any amount of reasonable force may be used to obtain the blood sample, to include physical restraint and an invasive search of the body. See, Rule 3.6 Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure.
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