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Monday, January 3, 2011

"Abolish Drunk Driving Laws / If lawmakers are serious about saving lives, they should focus on impairment, not alcohol"

FourthAmendment.com excerpts this article from Reason.com:

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo wants to create a new criminal offense: “driving while ability impaired.” The problem with the current Texas law prohibiting “driving while intoxicated” (DWI), Acevedo explained to the Austin-American Statesman in October, is that it doesn’t allow him to arrest a driver whose blood-alcohol content (BAC) is below 0.08 percent unless there’s additional evidence of impairment.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2011/01/abolish-drunk-driving-laws-if-lawmakers-are-serious-about-saving-lives-they-should-focus-on-impairme.html

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