Because drunk driving is so dangerous, the law tends to come down hard on those who drive under the influence. Police officers can be very intimidating and even forceful when it comes to catching drunk drivers. Still, that doesn’t mean you as an American citizen don’t have rights of your own. If you need a DWI attorney in Dallas, we can help.
Many seasoned police officers have dealt with their share of unruly suspects, so it’s not surprising when they get tough. Though physical intervention from officers is warranted—in some cases—for the protection of citizens, police brutality still exists, and some officers can take it a little too far.
According to NBCDFW, Halloween was a “No Refusal” weekend in certain parts of Texas. In law enforcement terms, “no refusal” means police can use search warrants to blood test motorists who refuse a breathalyzer test after being arrested for signs of drunk driving. It’s not surprising that Halloween is a dangerous time to be on the roads, especially as the evening wears on; it’s a big party night, after all, and it kicks off the entire holiday season.