For a number of years, efforts have been made on many fronts to curb the amount of drunk driving that occurs in this country. Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving have attracted extensive membership, while local law enforcement has made it clear that there is a zero tolerance policy for drunk drivers. Nonetheless, the horrible practice continues, and hundreds of lives are lost each year because someone who was too intoxicated to drive decided to get behind the wheel of a car. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert drunk driving attorney at 617-787-3700.
Noting an especially high rate of drunk driving in their city, Houston, Texas officials have elected to ramp up their efforts to crack down on drunk driving, thereby improving the safety of the streets and the city for everyone. For the last two weeks in August, Harris County, repeatedly the county with the highest rate of drunk driving in the country, is implementing a “no refusal” policy. Under this policy, if a driver who has been pulled over refuses to take a breathalyzer test, the police may immediately obtain a warrant for a blood test.
Authorities are also setting up two additional locations where these tests may be conducted to streamline the entire process. In addition to medical officials administering these tests, prosecutors and magistrates who can execute such warrants will be on site at the additional locations.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert drunk driving attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!