Texas legislature to revisit possibility of DUI checkpoints

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 5:51pm

Since deeming it unconstitutional in 1994, Texas outlawed sobriety checkpoints. But now, 18 years later, reinstating DUI checkpoints will be on the agenda of the January legislative session.

Although many counties in Texas are dry, drinking and driving is still a problem that they face on a regular basis.

Although many of the law enforcement agencies are keeping quiet, saying that they will support the law, whatever it deems constitutional, the police chief in Carthage is hoping they can start doing sobriety checkpoints again.

DUI's are a problem in this area, although it is dry. The police department just recently purchased a breathalyzer so that they can work at getting even more drunk drivers off the road. 

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