The blood results were then tested for levels of alcohol and for possible drug consumption. The United States Supreme Court recently reviewed this issue and determined that the police must be granted a warrant prior to drawing a person’s blood and due to this recent ruling, as many as 17 DUI arrests in Austin may be thrown out.
DUI blood draws are quite prevalent during dates or events when alcohol consumption is common. There have been approximately 336 DUI arrests during this year’s SXSW/Spring Break alone. During holidays and special event weekends, Austin police officers are on the lookout for intoxicated drivers and now enact “No Refusal Weekends” where police are automatically issued warrants to take blood from drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence.
Car accidents involving drivers charged with DUI also have increased consequences. Those who are injured in DUI related car accidents should be aware that they may be entitled to recover money damages for their injuries. Victims of DUI accidents can receive reimbursement for their out of pocket expenses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, mental distress, lost wages and other losses.
An Austin car accident attorney from TK Injury Lawyers can assist those who have been involved in DUI and DWI car accidents. Our experienced team is familiar with the complexities of DUI and DWI cases and can help explain your rights. Call TK Injury Lawyers at 512-910-2000 to schedule a consultation.
If you have recently moved to Austin, you will soon notice the heavy volume of traffic that traverses the region on a daily basis. Area roadways, including Interstate 35 (I-35) and U.S. routes 183 and 290, are populated with large numbers of vehicles, including large tractor-trailers and big rigs. Unfortunately, with more vehicles comes the […]
There are several busy highways and roadways that are located in the Greater Austin area, including Interstate 35 (I-35) and U.S. routes 183 and 290. These roadways are traversed by heavy traffic every day, and with more traffic comes an increased potential for motor vehicle collisions. If you have been injured in an accident that […]