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An Arkansas driver saw a car swerving on the road. Suspecting the driver was drunk, the public-spirited citizen followed the car to its destination, a private home, and called the police. When the police went to the house, a house guest opened the door and let them come inside. So they went to the bedroom, gave the driver a field sobriety test in his bedroom, and carted him off to jail. A day in the hoosegow and a $350 fine, thank you very much. But, now the Arkansas Supreme Court has overturned the man’s conviction, finding that the constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure outweighed the state’s interest in pursuing drunk driving suspects into their homes. Police will still be allowed to make arrests for hogging the covers and leaving crumbs in the bed.

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