An increase in patrols and no refusal enforcement this year means more arrests for Texans. Drivers will need to be extremely cautious as police will be searching for even the most minor traffic violation to pull people over.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 31, 2015
Texas law enforcement will be increasing DWI patrols this Labor Day to combat drinking and driving, which will lead to a spike in DWI arrests, according to the Texas DWI law firm Corso Law Group.
The Texas Department of Safety (DPS) will increase patrols on the roads for an extended period this year from August 21 till September 7.
Drinking and driving is an incredibly serious problem in Texas. According to The Texas Department of Transportation, a DWI-alcohol crash occurs every 20 minutes and 37 seconds.
In fact, last summer alone 336 people were killed and 680 were seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes throughout the state.
“Police will be in full force for the Labor Day weekend,” said Christopher Corso, founder of Corso Law Group. “They know that people will start celebrating early, so they’ve decided to start the enforcement period early as well.”
In Austin, for example, a no-refusal program is scheduled for August 21 to September 3, and is continued into the three-day weekend.
Texas is infamous for its ‘No Refusal’ implementation during holiday weekends. Even if a driver refuses to complete a breathalyzer or blood test, with enough impairment evidence, an officer can request a search warrant from a judge for a blood sample.
During Labor Day last year, 60 DWI arrests were made and nearly 17 percent of the DWI arrests were a result of police requesting search warrants to complete blood samples at the scene.
“An increase in patrols and no refusal enforcement this year means more arrests for Texans,” Corso said. “Drivers will need to be extremely cautious as police will be searching for even the most minor traffic violation to pull people over.”
Corso Law Group is an experienced team of legal professionals who have handled thousands of DUIS in Arizona over a combined 30 years of practicing law. Founder Christopher Corso is a former Maricopa County prosecutor who can help with drunk driving cases as well as other criminal defense needs such as criminal speeding, CDL tickets,photo radar tickets, felony charges, drug possession, weapons possession, violent crimes and more.
To schedule a free consultation with Corso Law Group, please visit http://corsolawgroup.com/texas/ or call (713) 231-0499
Corso Law Group, PLLC is located at 5177 Richmond Ave. Suite 1250 in Houston, Texas 77056.