The Campaign For DA

6.30.2009

The Police State Cometh . . . To Us

I've got it on pretty good authority that Wise County will conduct a "no refusal weekend" starting Friday on most, if not all, DWI cases. That means if you refuse to provide a sample of your breath or blood after a DWI arrest, the officer will go and obtain a search warrant for that red blood of yours. Then off you go to the hospital where they will take it by force. It's like Twilight but with a badge. (Dallas Observer article on the subject.) Edit: Just got work from a very reliable source that the blood draws will not be done a Wise Regional Health System (aka the Decatur Hospital). That's where they have always occurred in the past when the officers decided to get a warrant on a case by case basis.