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‘Drive Sober or Drive Scared’ Weekend in Collin County

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(McKINNEY, Texas) – “Drive Sober or Drive Scared” this weekend, and avoid exchanging your Halloween costume for a jump suit, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

Peace officers throughout Collin County will be on alert for signs of intoxicated driving. Those drivers will be asked to provide a breath or blood sample. If they refuse, officers will seek a warrant from a judge. On-call judges stand ready to determine probable cause for a warrant. The driver’s blood will be drawn if the judge finds there is sufficient evidence of DWI.

The mission of the Collin County District Attorney’s Office is to pursue justice and protect the community. It works with law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of DWI offenses through the combination of effective prosecution and public awareness of the importance of sober driving.

The officers do not draw the blood. Rather, health care professionals are stationed at certain local jails for this purpose. The aim of this program is to keep citizens and roadways safe by preventing DWI activity. But those who disregard the rights of others should be aware that Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014, is a “Drive Sober or Drive Scared” weekend in Collin County.

This new release is distributed on behalf of the District Attorney; please refer any questions to Bill Dobiyanski, 972-548-4335.​