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Central Texas Police Ring in New Year with Strict DWI Law

Saying goodbye to 2011 with too much to drink in the Austin Texas area wasn’t such a good idea, as police in the area kept with their tradition of their “no refusal” drinking and driving weekend. Anyone suspected of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol that refuses the breathalyzer gets their blood drawn when they arrive at the jail. This was also done last New Year’s and successfully removed 24 drunk drivers from the road.

This refusal law in Austin is supposed to be a deterrent to drunk driving. In fact, San Antonio practices it every day; something Austin may be doing sooner than later. Drunk driving can cause a lot of problems when the law gets involved. You’ll be lucky to evade any jail time and only get sentenced to an alcohol treatment facility. But beyond that, if no damage was done during the arrest, you will still have a large pile of fines and legal fees; it’s just not worth the risk. Make plans ahead of time to get home safely.

Vista Taos is an alcohol rehab facility located in New Mexico, but caters to many people from Texas. If you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol and could benefit from treatment before any serious legal issues arise, a counselor is available 24 hours a day to talk to you about the intake process. There is no shame in wanting to get help for an addiction, there is only shame when you let it destroy your life and affect your relationships.

Please get the help you need from an alcohol rehab facility before it’s too late. Alcohol addiction is a disease and needs treatment from experts in the substance abuse field. Vista Taos Renewal Center is ready to help you take the first step to sobriety.

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