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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, January 3, 2011

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

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.

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