Police Chief Art Acevedo Wants to Draw Blood for Texas DWI in Austin

Austin Police Chief Art AcevedoAustin Police Chief Art Acevedo has announced interest having police officers draw blood in cases of suspected driving while intoxicated in Texas. Under the program Austin DWI patrol officers would be trained to draw blood when a motorist refuses to submit to a breath test.

While it is the right of a motorist to request legal counsel and not submit to a breath test, and equipment has been shown to provide false positive readings in up to 25% of the tests, Acevedo announced,

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