February 12, 2013
It’s Fat Tuesday, and that means that Mardi Gras party-goers have one more night of revelry to enjoy. That revelry often involves over-indulgence in alcohol though, which can lead to drunk driving and serious Texas Car Accidents. According to a story from KXAN News, the Austin Police Department is prepared for offenders though and has already implemented a “No Refusal” policy.
The Texas No Refusal Law allows for law enforcement to obtain a search warrant in order to collect blood and breath samples from a potential drunk driver if they choose to refuse to give a sample for testing. So far, the program has been seen as a success, considering a total of 18 individuals were placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs this past Saturday night in Austin, Texas. This is the third year the police department has implemented the no refusal policy throughout the week of Mardi Gras.
Implementing the law couldn’t have come at a better time too, if you look at the fact that Texas leads the nation when it comes to drunken driving crashes that result in injuries or death.
The Austin Personal Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers applaud the efforts being made by lawmakers and law enforcement to keep the state’s highways safe by taking drunk drivers off of the road and are hopeful such programs will continue to find success for years to come.