Jack Koester graduated for Pattonville in 1995 and argued that blood tests could be taken from suspected drunk or impaired drivers without a court order.
The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that law enforcement authorities need court warrants to take blood samples in suspected impaired driving cases, The Kansas City Star reported. The decision is a defeat for a Pattonville High School graduate Jack Koester, who argued in favor of the measure as an Assistant Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor. According to the Star, "The Supreme Court held that police usually must try to obtain a search warrant from a judge before ordering blood tests for drunken driving suspects." "I practiced as often as I could," Koester told The Southeast Missourian after he argued the case in January. "You think you're about as ready as you're going to be and it's still just a very daunting experience."