Sobriety Checkpoint Bill On Tap For Austin

By Phyllis Smith, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

EULESS (CBSDFW.COM) – The controversial sobriety checkpoint bill will be re-introduced at the upcoming legislative session.

The bill would allow for sobriety stops in cities with a population over 500,000, and counties with more than 250,000 people.

Mary Cardell of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says the best thing about the checkpoints are that they’re advertised.

KRLD’s Phyllis Smith Reports

Cardell says research shows roads are safer in states that have sobriety checkpoints.

Critics say the checkpoints will stop and inconvenience lots of innocent drivers.

  • Elmer

    How many Texas cities with a population over 500,000 are in counties with a population of less than 250.000? Are you sure you have that in the correct order?

  • Jack Ablon

    Why are we wasting time on ineffective measures to save innocents from drunk drivers??? The state legislature should “Just Do The Right Thing” and make DUI First Offence an automatic revocation of the drivers license for 10 years. Then a DUI while un-licensed draws an automatic 10 year prison sentence and automatic revocation of the drivers license for life.

    And no, I do consume alcohol, but I have always valued others lives more than driving drunk!

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