The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" program will be conducted in Collin County this weekend, Sept. 4 – 7, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
Why have the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" program?
The 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.
How does it work in practice?
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. A licensed healthcare professional will perform a sanitary blood draw if the judge finds probable cause.
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 works to keep roadways safe through cooperation with local law enforcement and State agencies to reduce the number of DWI offenses through the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" program. The aim of this program is to keep citizens safe by preventing DWI activity. But those who disregard the rights of others should be aware that Sept. 4 - 7, 2015, is a "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" weekend in Collin County.
Contact Information: Assistant Distirct Attorney Claire Petty, 972-548-4741.