DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES NO-REFUSAL LONE STAR RALLY WEEKEND
IN GALVESTON COUNTY
GALVESTON, TX – With the 2012 Lone Star Rally set to begin this week, Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that his office will work with area law enforcement agencies to enforce a first ever No-Refusal Lone Star Rally Weekend from Thursday, November 1st, through Sunday, November 4th.
“The Lone Star Rally brings a tremendous increase in traffic to the County, with thousands of motorcyclists expected to participate in events on the Island,” Roady said. “Any time you add alcohol to that amount of vehicular traffic, the risks increase dramatically. Police and prosecutors alike don’t need more business. We want everyone to enjoy the Rally, but to do so responsibly.”
In Texas, anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher is considered legally impaired. Under the No Refusal program, police officers may seek blood search warrants for offenders who are arrested for DWI and refuse the officer’s request for blood alcohol testing. Blood samples collected can be used as evidence in the DWI cases.
Local judges will work through the weekend to make probable cause determinations and authorize the blood search warrants. Prosecutors and nurses will join the judges in working through the night in the effort to cut down on drunk driving offenses.