STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CORRIN KATHLEEN REYNOLDS

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Supreme Court of Tennessee.

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CORRIN KATHLEEN REYNOLDS

No. E2013-02309-SC-R11-CD

Decided: September 30, 2015

JUDGMENT

This case was heard upon the record on appeal from the Court of Criminal Appeals, application for permission to appeal having heretofore been granted, and briefs and argument of counsel; and upon consideration thereof, this Court concludes that the warrantless blood draw violated the defendant's federal and state constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Nevertheless, we adopt the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule articulated by the United States Supreme Court in Davis v. United States, 564 U.S. 229 (2011), and as a result, hold that any evidence derived from testing the defendant's blood need not be suppressed because the warrantless blood draw was obtained in objectively reasonable good-faith reliance on binding precedent.

In accordance with the opinion filed herein, it is therefore ordered and adjudged that the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals is affirmed on the separate grounds stated herein and this matter remanded to the trial court for further proceedings.

Costs of this appeal are taxed to the State of Tennessee, for which execution may issue if necessary.

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