Rockwall County DWI Lawyer
Blood Warrant Weekend
If you are going to be partying in Rockwall County over the July 4th weekend you need to be aware that law enforcement agencies across Rockwall County will be conducting a no refusal weekend during the holiday. This is a program where warrants will be sought to draw blood from suspected drunk drivers who have refused to submit to a blood or breath test.
In the past two years, Rockwall County has only conducted this type of program during the Labor Day Weekend. This year law enforcement has decided to expand the program to July 1 at 12:01am until July 5th. The District Attorney’s Office has purchased an additional 50 blood draw kits from Texas Department of Public Safety in anticipation of the weekend to come.
Lakepointe Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall have agreed to provide the training necessary to draw the blood at the hospitals throughout the weekend. County Court at Law Judge Brian Williams and Rockwall Municipal Judge Cathy Penn as well as judges Paul Liston (Royse City) Andrew Leonie (Mclendon Chisholm) have agreed to work in shifts to review and consider the warrants that will be issued. Expect a rubber stamping of each of the warrants requested.
The overtime for the judges has already been approved by the County Commissioners Court in order to “make the program a success.” Law Enforcement agencies participating are Heath Department of Public Safety, Rockwall Police Department, Rowlett Police Department, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, Rockwall County Constables Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Be careful out there, because these warrants, whether sought legally or illegally are being rubber stamped all over the State. Even if you have not been drinking you can be required to submit to the blood draw if an officer has even an unfounded suspicion of your intoxication level.