ND: Audio of def’s arrest shows he consented to the blood test

Defendant consented to the blood test. “At the suppression hearing the district court heard testimony from both Sergeant Stoltz and Montgomery as well as listened to the audio recording of the arrest. The district court noted an extended dialogue between Sergeant Stoltz and Montgomery, leaving Montgomery ample opportunity to ask questions before he volunteered to take a blood test. The district court denied the motion to suppress after finding Montgomery gave voluntary consent.” State v. Montgomery, 2018 ND 20, 2018 N.D. LEXIS 31 (Jan. 22, 2018).*

“A holistic review of the Affidavit reveals that Defendant’s involvement in his nephew’s drug trafficking organization was continuous and ongoing,” so there was probable cause and it wasn’t stale. Even so, the affidavit was not so lacking in probable cause that the good faith exception wouldn’t apply. United States v. Woods, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10915 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 22, 2018).*

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