- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s ruling that an injured suspect’s thrashing and yelling at responders to leave him alone wasn’t enough to block use of blood-test results that showed he had methamphetamine and heroin in his system.

Patrick McLeod Nissley of Paradise Valley was convicted of manslaughter and other crimes after a 2010 crash in which one person was killed and four others injured.

State law generally doesn’t allow police to obtain blood for law enforcement purposes without a warrant or the person’s consent if the person has refused medical treatment.

Nissley kicked and yelled and told a paramedic to leave him alone.

However, the Court of Appeals ruled the blood-test results could be used in court because Nissley didn’t specifically refuse medical treatment.

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