Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Checking it out

What to do?

What to do?

SAPD asks state for DWI checkpoints
By Kolten Parker - Express-News

AUSTIN — Citing a troubled culture that fuels drunken driving, a San Antonio Police Department deputy chief urged legislators Monday to consider establishing permanent sobriety checkpoints across Texas.

“We really do need to make a cultural change in the state of Texas when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol,” Deputy Chief Anthony Treviño told the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

In asking that law enforcement agencies be able to stop drivers and conduct routine sobriety tests near drinking-and-driving “hot spots,” Treviño said local data could be used to identify areas where such behavior is prevalent.

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