WY: Refusing to permit execution of SW for blood BAC supported obstruction conviction

Defendant was properly convicted of obstruction of a peace officer for refusing to permit a search of his blood under a search warrant. Garza v. State, 2020 WY 32, 2020 Wyo. LEXIS 34 (Mar. 4, 2020).

“Bennett-Martin cannot recover compensatory and punitive damages from Officer Plasencia, because he could have reasonably believed there was probable cause to arrest Bennett-Martin for not complying with his orders during an investigation. We need not (and do not) decide whether Officer Plasencia lacked probable cause to arrest Bennett-Martin. See, e.g., Pearson v. Callahan, 555 U.S. 223, 236 (2009).” Bennett-Martin v. Plasencia, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 6856 (9th Cir. Mar. 3, 2020).*

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