Geeze, how long does it take to get a BAC test back? That's a pretty simple thing.
It is immediate when a breath sample is given on what is known on a DatamasterCDM. Most likely, Jordan had blood drawn at the hospital, which could take a couple of weeks. Unless Jordan was unconscious, he has the right to refuse to give any of the three samples, and thus administratively give up his right to drive in Iowa for one year.
The officer at the scene was probably not able to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, because of the Railey's potential injuries. Failing those tests is usually 90% of an officer's decision making in when it comes to charging someone with OWI. In this unique circumstance all he has is driving behavior and appearance (smell of alcohol, bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech). Once the driver was stabilized by medical staff and he was conscious, the officer read him the Iowa Implied Consent Advisory and requested a blood or urine sample because the DatamasterCDM (breath) is not a mobile device.
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