Friday, July 22, 2011

Putting the squeeze on DWI

Will Guadalupe County join Comal and Bexar Counties in this endeavor?

Only time will tell.

Guadalupe County mulls no-refusal policy
Blood draws for DWI suspects now only on holidays.
By Pierre Bertrand - Express-News

Guadalupe County officials are considering expanding mandatory blood draws for suspected drunken drivers who decline breathalyzer tests.

How often the county's relatively few such cases should be subject to a “no refusal” policy hasn't been spelled out in any formal proposal, but County Attorney Elizabeth Murray-Kolb's goal is to do it every day of the year, said Bob Etlinger, an assistant county attorney.

“I think it's just a matter of wanting to address a problem that never seems to go away,” Etlinger said.