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CAV: Breath test “unavailable” en route to hospital (access required)

Use of a blood test to determine the defendant’s blood alcohol content without a warrant was justified under Virginia’s implied-consent law when administering a breath test would have delayed the defendant’s medical care. Background Alexandria police officer Reid Hudson pulled over Appellant Ahmed Riyadh Aloudah after observing him driving erratically. During the traffic stop, Hudson noticed a ...