TX13: Untested hospital drawn blood sample has to be obtained by SW not subpoena

Defendant was in a car wreck and hospitalized. The other person in the wreck died. At the hospital, he was treated and released, but blood was drawn for medical purposes but never analyzed by the hospital. The officer obtained a grand jury subpoena for the blood to get it tested. The trial court suppressed for lack of a search warrant, and the court of appeals affirmed. Defendant retained a reasonable expectation of privacy in the untested blood. This is different than subpoenaing the records of blood testing after it was done. State v. Martinez, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 6491 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi – Edinburg July 13, 2017).

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