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Posted on: May 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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The Collin County District Attorney's Office is conducting a Drive Sober initiative for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30.

Texans can avoid adding to the toll of drunk driving by following the law, planning a safe ride home, designating a sober driver, or calling a taxi, Uber, or a friend so they can be picked up.

In Texas, and in all fifty states, anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 is considered legally intoxicated. Under the Drive Sober program, police officers may seek blood search warrants for offenders who are arrested for DWI and refuse the officer’s request for blood alcohol testing. Local judges will be available to make probable cause determinations and authorize the blood search warrants. Nurses will also work through the night to assist police officers with these investigations.

The Collin County District Attorney’s mission is to pursue justice and protect the community. In keeping with this mission, the DA’s office works with local law enforcement and State agencies to reduce the number of DWI offenses through the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program.

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