The Will Of The People

Here’s the text of the resolution, along with my running commentary , on last week’s City Council agenda regarding the possibility of Austin police officers - instead of registered nurses or otherwise medically qualified and trained personnel - collecting blood specimens from DWI suspects:

WHEREAS, the State of Texas allows peace officers to collect breath and blood specimens as evidence for prosecuting people suspected of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated through Texas Transportation Code §724.012, and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 18.01; and

Since there’s already an implied consent statute, and a law governing search warrants…

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A Not So Anonymous Tip

The 911 call:

Caller: Somebody's really drunk driving down Granton Road."

Dispatch: Okay are you behind them, or...

Caller: No, I am them.

Dispatch: You am them?

Caller: Yes, I am them.

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