Public Prosecutor: No stipulation in the law that asserts that a test of blood or breath can be carried out

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Public Prosecutor’s Office would like to clarify a misunderstanding pertaining to the release of the young man following the fatal road accident on A.J.C. Brouwer Road on Saturday morning, January 12, 2019.

There is no stipulation in the law that asserts that a test of blood or breath can be carried out subsequently, even if the driver was involved in an accident or if there is suspicion that the driver is under the influence.

If a driver wants to prove that he/she is not under the influence he/she can volunteer to do a blood test.