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People v. White.

2023 CO 43. Search and Seizure—Investigatory Stops—Scope and Character of the Intrusion Related to the Investigative Purpose—Consent to Provide a Blood Sample.

June 26, 2023

In this interlocutory appeal brought by the People, the Supreme Court reversed the district court’s suppression order. Under the circumstances present, the officers did not exceed the scope and character of the investigatory stop so as to transform it into an arrest. And because the officers did not unreasonably detain White, his consent to provide a blood sample was not rendered invalid. Accordingly, the matter was remanded to the district court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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