My liver did it, not me.

This could get interesting.

Winnebago County law enforcement agencies will participate in a “No Refusal Weekend” over the Fourth of July holiday to discourage DUI suspects from refusing blood or breath tests, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato said today during a news conference.

Any DUI suspect who refuses a breathalyzer, during the special detail, will be taken to the Winnebago County Jail where prosecutors will help police officers throughout the county obtain a search warrant from a Winnebago County judge ordering the suspect to submit a blood sample, Bruscato said.

Here’s the real rub:

A judge’s search warrant to obtain a blood sample is an order directed at law enforcement to collect the sample. If the defendant refuses and a charge of obstructing justice is filed, it would likely be based on an allegation that the defendant is destroying blood evidence, DeRango said.

DUI blood evidence is eliminated by the body over time, DeRango said.

So, if you refuse, you are charged with felony obstruction of justice for destroying blood evidence, which would be impossible NOT to destroy by their definition.  It is destroyed by your continued illegal action of remaining alive and breathing in and out.  Since the liver, circulatory system and respiratory system are all participating, prepare for RICO charges as well.

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8 Responses to My liver did it, not me.

  1. notamobster says:

    We live in a police state. This is overt abuse. All suspects are guilty until proven innocent.

    The supreme court just fricking said (two weeks ago) that cops can order a breath test, but not a blood test. It has long been established that mere refusal of a search is not pc for a search warrant.

    What planet does this prosecutor live on?

    • TxMan says:

      Agreed. I can not, in any twisted way, wrap my head around this “no refusal policy! If a person refuses a breath test, surely there are other more acceptable (if they must) ways to punish the alleged offender. Maybe a large fine, license suspension, etc. However, refusing a breath test and then refusing to allow someone to perform an invasive “medical” procedure on your body apparently now allows the police state to obtain a warrant to commit assault on you for the purpose of obtaining a blood sample as evidence which, by their logic, you are destroying by simply being alive. Well, it is “shark week” on TV so I’ll just say this…the Shark has officially been Jumped in this country. I literally can’t believe that these people think this is ok! Scary…

  2. C. L. says:

    I hate Illinois Nazis. Think of this clip as an Illinois sobriety checkpoint.

    • reboot says:

      Thank you. It’s from a communist state, this is fully expected. They want your money.

  3. Bman says:

    Eventually, all cars will have breathalyzers installed. If you think that it just takes one sober blow to start your car with one, think again. The breathalyzer randomly signals you to blow in the machine while you are driving, (yea, that’s safe). If you drove from Tucson to Seattle, chances are that machine will signal you 20 times before you even leave the Grand Canyon State.

    It isn’t cheap either. You will have to pay a monthly service charge to the company that is delivering their “service” to you. Plus, you better hope you never get a reading above .08 or else there will be hell to pay. Of course, by the time the breathalyzer becomes law, there will be a double secret zero tolerance law of .00.

    But what about the cars that are older that do not have on board breathalyzers? Well, another round of cash for drunkards will be enacted I suspect, and those who do not participate will not be allowed to register their vehicles. Of course, they will have to make the penalty for driving a nonregistered vehicle just as severe as driving “intoxicated.”

    Does this seem far fetched? I give it 5 years.

  4. Joe says:

    RICO charges……hahaha very nice

  5. Uke says:

    My reaction: