Friday, February 01, 2008
House Committee Takes On Drunk Driving In The Valley
The Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence for the Texas House of Representatives tackled the problem of drunk driving at a hearing held at the University of Texas Pan American in the City of Edinburg. Public testimony came from law enforcement, criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Chiefs of Police, and a variety of citizens.
DWIs and the growing trend towards the total refusal to provide a breathalyser or other evidentiary sample was one of the more prevalent issues discussed.
Also, considered was the growing problem of Human Trafficking, sometimes referred to as modern day slavery. As the Chairman of the Committee, I chose deep South Texas so that my community could have a say in addressing the problems we have been charged to investigate.
The Monitor has a story on the Committee's visit to Edinburg.
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