Re: Can the Police Administer a Breathalyzer to a Minor Without a Parent's Presence
There is a difference between what the police can do in the field and what you can do in a detention center. I cannot imagine for one moment that you would NOT be permitted to require a breath test to a juvenile in your care and custody as he is your responsibility AND he has no expectation of privacy in custody.
if you want the safe answer as to whether you are permitted to do this or not, consult your policy and procedure manual or a supervisor.
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