The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" program will be conducted in Collin County this weekend, April 1-3, announced
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
Why "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"?
It is against the law in Texas, and in all fifty States, to drive a vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" program is an effort to get intoxicated drivers off the road, raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and most importantly, to save more lives and prevent injuries on our roadways. Texans can avoid adding to the toll of drunk driving by following the law, planning a safe ride home, designating a sober driver, or call a taxi, Uber, or a friend so they can be picked up.
How Does It Work?
Those showing signs of driving while intoxicated will be asked to provide a breath or blood sample. If they refuse, officers will seek a warrant from a judge on call. If that judge finds probable cause, a licensed healthcare professional will perform a sanitary blood draw.
Why is the District Attorney Involved?
The Collin County District Attorney's mission is to pursue justice and protect the community. In keeping with this mission, the DA's office keeps roadways safer by working with local law enforcement and State agencies to reduce the number of DWI offenses through the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" program. The program's aim is to keep citizens safe by preventing DWI activity. But those who disregard the rights of others should be aware that April 1-3, 2016, is a "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" weekend in Collin County.