Police possess a legal arsenal, including blood-alcohol testing, in their prosecution of suspected drunk drivers. In a recent decision, the State Supreme Court ruled that a driver's refusal to submit to a warrantless blood test could be used as evidence in a drunk driving trial.
In this case, prosecutors introduced evidence of the driver's blood test refusal. However, police did not conduct a warrantless search after his refusal or obtain any evidence of the driver's blood alcohol content level. The driver was not punished for simply refusing the blood test.