Dallas police push to require DWI blood test

Posted on March 26th, 2010 No Comments

The Dallas Police Department is considering joining a growing trend among major metropolitan police departments by requiring DWI suspects to take a mandatory blood test, effectively proving or disproving a DWI suspect’s guilt. However, the expensive revamp might be too much for taxpayers to shoulder.

If the Dallas police get their wish, the ubiquitous Breathalyzer would no longer be used. While the blood test would be the most accurate way for officers in the field to measure blood-alcohol level, it would also cost about $360,000 every year, which may be out of the budget. If the city does decide that the move is in the budget, it could change the way DUI cases are handled.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a DWI, the Dallas DWI attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter may be able to help you beat your charges.

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