Archive for March 9th, 2009

.02% Blood-Alcohol = 25 Years to Life in Prison?

Monday, March 9th, 2009

As with our Constitution, so have our laws become increasingly malleable when it comes to drunk driving.  In keeping with MADD’s neo-prohibitionist agenda, it seems even the mere presence of alcohol is now enough…


La Porte Parolee Charged in Head-On Fatal Collision

Houston, TX.  Feb. 26  – A La Porte man with four prior drunken driving convictions who was paroled from prison was charged Thursday with criminally negligent homicide for a head-on crash that killed another motorist on Genoa Red Bluff Road.

Rodney Craig Price, 47, is being prosecuted as a habitual offender because of his prior convictions and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the charge, said Harris County assistant district attorney Ryan Patrick…

Two witnesses told Houston police that Price was trying to pass other vehicles when he veered into the oncoming lane of traffic before the collision, the complaint shows…

Police noticed an odor of alcohol on Price’s breath after the crash two weeks ago, but blood tests revealed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.02, below the legal limit of 0.08, the complaint shows.


Hmmmm……Granted that this guy has a record, you still have to be intoxicated or over .08% to be charged with a drunk driving offense.  When did .02% become drunk?


Repeat Offender Accused of Drunk Driving Death

Houston, TX.  Mar. 5  –  On Thursday, a judge refused bond for the man accused of causing the horrific February crash, Rodney Craig Price…

Prosecutors believe Price’s blood alcohol level was near the legal limit when he plowed into Augst’s truck…

 
Since when is .02% "near the legal limit" of .08%?

(Thanks to David Baker and Responsibility in DUI Laws, Inc.)
 

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