Lubbock gets test case police authority on DWI - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/15/10

Lubbock gets test case police authority on DWI

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A jury trial next week in Lubbock might seem pretty routine and mundane. Appearances can be deceiving.

The case of 24-year-old David Hughes in County Court At Law #1 might help to set court precedent in Texas. The courts will be asked to decide whether or not police can take a blood draw for every single DWI suspect who refuses a breathalyzer test.

In Lubbock since 2008, police have faxed requests for a search warrant to a judge which seeks to take a blood sample from suspects who refuse to give up samples voluntarily.

Hughes' DWI case goes to trial March 22nd.  (Click here) for a related background story.

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