Travis County Sheriff Deputies will be out in full force looking for folks taht are drinking and driving during the holiday season.
Experts say there are more alcohol-related traffic deaths during December and January than any other time of the year. That’s why the Sheriff’s Office says they are kicking off the Travis County DWI campaign.
The message is this: “There is no tolerance. If you drink, you will go to jail,” according to Deputy Juan Arispe.
What amazes me about statements like that from Deputy Arispe, is that drinking and driving is NOT AGAINST THE LAW, just so you don’t drink to the level of intoxication. (if you are at least 21 years of age) This “no tolerance” policy ends up with a lot of folks being arrested that aren’t intoxicated. Unfortunately, they must then hire a lawyer (hopefully a DWI lawyer), then they must have their cases work through the system, just like the folks that are truly falling down intoxicated.
There has to be a better way!