Troopers Forced to Get Blood Warrant
Sunday evening is a good time to take a little drive, a short one perhaps to get a malt and/or fountain drink, cruise a little and brace yourself for Monday's onslaught of life before returning home.
But for 38-year-old Robin Lyne Miller of Iowa, a Sunday evening drive was an occasion to be stopped by the Louisiana State Police on I-10 a little east of LA397. Seems Troop D had received a call from a motorist that a vehicle was crossing the center lane and nearly striking other vehicles.
When troopers got her stopped they noticed obvious signs of impairment, arrested her and transported her to Troop D for processing. Once there, Ms. Miller remained uncooperative throughout the arrest process and refused to provide a toxicology sample.
An on-call judge was summoned who issued a no refusal search warrant that allowed Troopers to collect blood and urine samples from Ms. Miller without her consent and you know that had to be uncomfortable for everyone.
Miller was charged with DWI 3rd offense, resisting an officer and unlawful stopping on a highway shoulder and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
According to Sgt. James Anderson of the LSP, Public Affairs Section, motorists who observe impaired drivers are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) to reach the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location. Or 911 to contact local law enforcement.