This is a worrisome story from Texas.
To speed up drunken driving-arrests and make convictions stick, Dalworthington Gardens police officers are drawing blood samples themselves from DWI suspects.How do they get a search warrant in the middle of the night? Pre-signed? Small towns likely do not have night courts so I guess they will waken judges throughout the night. They'll like that a lot.
And if suspects don't voluntarily submit, officers are getting search warrants to allow them to take a blood sample, in an anti-drunken driving campaign called: "We Just Can't Take No for an Answer."
If they don't take "No" as an answer will "screw you" work?
The question I ask is why?
Alpert said that prosecutors routinely prove driving while intoxicated cases without a breath or blood test, basing their evidence on the arresting officer's observations.So obviously it is not needed to get a conviction. Maybe they just want to show the good citizens of Texas who's boss.