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Posted on: July 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Fourth of July Weekend in Collin County

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The Collin County Criminal District Attorney, Greg Willis has put drivers on notice that this will be a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Fourth of July weekend.

Those showing signs of driving while intoxicated will be asked to provide a breath or blood sample. If they refuse, officers will seek a warrant from a judge. On-call judges stand ready to determine probable cause for a warrant. The driver’s blood will be drawn if the judge finds there is sufficient evidence of Driving While Intoxicated.

The mission of the Collin County District Attorney’s office is to pursue justice and protect the community. It works with law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of DWI offenses through the combination of effective prosecution and public awareness of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program.

The officers do not draw the blood. Rather, health care professionals are stationed at certain local jails for this purpose. The aim of this program is to keep citizens and roadways safe by preventing DWI activity. But those who disregard the rights of others should be aware that this July Fourth Weekend is a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” weekend in Collin County.

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