Texas Deputy Police Chief Wants "Permanent" DWI CheckpointsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 15:16
Texas Deputy Police Chief Wants "Permanent" DWI Checkpoints
Posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:19 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- A deputy police chief in South Texas has asked legislators to consider setting up permanent DWI checkpoints to save lives.
San Antonio police Deputy Chief Anthony Trevino appeared Monday in Austin before the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.
The San Antonio Express-News reports Trevino urged legislators to allow law officers to stop drivers and do routine sobriety tests near so-called drinking-and-driving “hot spots.” He says local data could be used to identify areas where such behavior is prevalent.