Thursday, November 12, 2009

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Police Train To Draw Suspects' Blood - Houston News Story - KPRC Houston: "After Houston police pull over suspected drunken drivers, officers will soon have a new option: drawing blood themselves.

A source in the Houston Police Department confirmed 10 officers are assigned to complete training.

The source said if a driver refuses a breath test, they will get a warning about losing their license. Officers will then ask for a blood sample. If the driver again refuses, the officer will ask for a search warrant from a judge, then draw the blood, him or herself, at the police station.

However, the source said, in certain cases, the officer will be able to draw blood without a warrant."

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