Monthly Archives: October 2009

A DUI Exception To The Constitution

Posted on October 21, 2009   |   by Lundin Law PLLC

Today, according to an article in the Washington Post,  Justice Roberts of the United States Supreme Court “spoke out” about a DUI case. He was joined by Justice Scalia in  dissenting from the decision of the other justices of the Court to deny review of a ruling from the Virginia Supreme Court. The Virginia court found a police detention of a suspected DUI driver was unconstitutional where Virginia police stopped a car for DUI based upon an anonymous, uncorroborated tip to a “drunk busters hotline.”  The Virginia Supreme Court ruling is in line with established law in Washington state.