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The List of people that can draw blood from a person accused of DWI is about to get bigger.

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police, Blood Test, DPS Troopers, Texas DWI Laws
  Starting September 1, 2013, the number of individuals that will be authorize to take blood samples from people accused of DWI will increase. The Legislature has amended the Transportation Code Section 7.24.017 to include Emergency Medical Technicians. Up until now, only licensed physicians, qualified nurses, technicians or chemists were allowed to draw blood. Currently, Emergency Medical Technicians are… Continue Reading

DWI Conviction and Traveling to Canada

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police, Blood Test, Breath Test, Texas DWI Laws
The Canadian government has always been difficult when it comes to allowing folks with DWI conviction on their records to gain entry. The Canadian rule about entry is pretty straightforward. A person will be denied entry into Canada if they have been convicted outside of Canada of an offense that, if convicted in Canada, would constitute… Continue Reading

APD Proposes Cost-Saving Measures

Posted in Austin Police
The Austin Chronicle alerted us that the Austin Police Department is looking at the possibility of opening its own magistration and jail-booking facility and has even begun talks with City Management. Up until 2000-2001, Austin Police ran their own jail at 7th and IH-35, however, APD now contracts with Travis County for this service.  Every few years,… Continue Reading

Austin Police Department Releases the List of Austin’s Top DWI Bars

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police, Texas DWI Laws
images.bimedia.net/documents/Copy+of+Top+Bar+Location+2011.xlsThe Top 20 DWI bars are: Kung Fu Saloon (23 Arrests) J Black’s (17 Arrests) Rain (15 Arrests) The Ranch (14 Arrests) Molotov (13 Arrests) Thirsty Nickel (13 Arrests) Oilcan Harry’s (12 Arrests) Sherlock’s Baker St (11 Arrests) Blind Pig Pub (10 Arrests) Key Bar (10 Arrests) Shakespeares (10 Arrests) The Yellow Rose (10 Arrests)… Continue Reading

Austin Police Department has issued their list of the most frequented bars for suspected DWI drivers

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police
The Austin Police Department has released its annual compilation of  bars, clubs and restaurants that are most frequently named by motorists who are arrested for DWI.  Police use the information when deciding what areas of Austin to target their enforcement. Here’s the bar name, the address and the number of motorists who reported having their… Continue Reading

The Legislators are warming up to attack DWIs in Austin, TX

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police, Texas DWI Laws
The Dallas Morning News reported that some Legislators are already beating their drums regarding their proposals to fight DWIs. In the past, Legislators have thought the only solution was to make the punishment for DWI more harsh. They are not realizing that this isn’t the answer. The real issue is what works and what doesn’t. In the past,… Continue Reading

Travis County Hospitals and Sheriff’s Department have finally figured out that Forced Blood Draws are a bad idea. When will Chief Acevedo figure it out?

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police, Blood Test
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Drink, Drive, Go to Jail maybe the policy, but it isn’t the law!

Posted in Austin DWI, Austin Police, Texas DWI Laws
This past weekend, the Gregg County, Texas sheriff issued a press release that stated that if  you drink and drive this independence day weekend – you will go to jail. In December 2006, Gregg County commissioners approved a grant to participate in the statewide “Drink, Drive, Go To Jail” campaign.  This grant provides resources necessary to conduct… Continue Reading