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Teen challenges allowing Breathalyzer tests without warrant

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A lawsuit has been filed by a Grosse Ile Township teen who's challenging a local ordinance and state law letting law enforcement do breath tests on people younger than 21 without a warrant.

The 17-year-old plaintiff claims that's a violation of the constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches.

The Detroit Free Press reports the lawsuit filed Monday comes out of a May incident in which a police officer pulled over a car of teens and asked them to do breath tests. The lawsuit says the 17-year-old plaintiff refused and was written a ticket by the officer.

The lawsuit was filed against the township, the Grosse Ile Police Department and the officer who wrote the ticket. Grosse Ile Township Supervisor Brian Loftus declined to comment Tuesday on the lawsuit, saying he hadn't seen the lawsuit.

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