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Warrantless searches in drunken driving cases at issue in 2011 crash

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A 2011 fatal crash on Highway 34 could be heading back to Minnesota’s Court of Appeals on the issue of whether a warrant must be obtained before an officer can take blood from a drunk driver.


The case of Dean Roehler was denied post-trial relief last week by Hubbard County District Judge Paul Rasmussen.

Roehler was appealing his conviction on 11 charges arising from a head-on crash in 2011 that killed a woman.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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