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Georgia DUI Implied consent rights are invalid if read 57 minutes after arrest for DUI

On September 22, 2009, the Georgia Court of Appeals decided Thrasher v. State, a DUI drug case involving methamphetamine impairing driving.  The DUI occurred in Chatsworth, Georgia in Murray County.

The Georgia Court of Appeals held that the DUI blood test should have been suppressed since the Defendant was arrested at the scene of an accident and read implied consent 57 minutes laters at the county jail. There existed no circumstances justifying the delay.