Welsh v. Wisconsin

LOCATION:The D&B Corporation

DOCKET NO.: 82-5466
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: Wisconsin Supreme Court

CITATION: 466 US 740 (1984)
ARGUED: Oct 05, 1983
DECIDED: May 15, 1984

Gordon B. Baldwin – on behalf of the Petitioner
Stephen W. Kleinmaier – on behalf of the Respondent

Facts of the case

In 1978, Edward G. Welsh was noticed driving a vehicle unpredictably while he was drunken probably. He turned off the road into a field and went to a home. The witness called police office and described Welsh as the intoxicated or sick person. Through the place of the car`s registration, the officer got to know where the accused lived. At approximately 9:00 p.m. the officer came to his home and found him in bed. He arrested defendant for driving the car in the state of intoxication. However, Welsh didn`t agree to make a breathe test required to be taken for every person accused of driving issues.