WA: Random UAs valid as condition of probation for DUI

“At issue in this case is whether a court may require a probationer convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) to submit to random urinalysis testing (UAs) for controlled substances. In particular, this issue centers on whether this testing violates DUI probationers’ privacy interests under article I, section 7 of our state constitution. Random UAs do implicate a probationer’s reduced privacy interests. But here, where urinalysis was authorized to monitor compliance with a valid probation condition requiring Olsen to refrain from drug and alcohol consumption, the testing does not violate article I, section 7. Accordingly, we affirm the Court of Appeals.” State v. Olsen, 2017 Wash. LEXIS 828 (Aug. 3, 2017).

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