Read Local

Collin County part of ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ program for weekend

by | Sep 1, 2016 | Latest

Drivers are advised to use caution this weekend and not to drink and drive.

According to Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis, this Labor Day weekend will be part of the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ initiative.

Those showing signs of driving while intoxicated will be asked to provide a breath or blood sample.  If they refuse, officers will seek a warrant from a judge. On-call judges stand ready to determine probable cause for a warrant. The driver’s blood will be drawn if the judge finds there is sufficient evidence of DWI.

The officers do not draw the blood.  Rather, health care professionals are at local hospitals for this purpose. The aim of this program is to keep citizens and roadways safe by preventing DWI activity. But those who disregard the rights of others should be aware that Labor Day weekend is a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” weekend in Collin County.

The mission of the Collin County District Attorney’s office is to pursue justice and protect the community. It works with law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of DWI offenses through the combination of effective prosecution and public awareness of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program.

0 Comments

Related News

Average home value exceeds $300K

Average home value exceeds $300K

Princeton’s property values continue to grow, according to the latest certified values released by the Collin Central Appraisal District (CCAD), buoyed by over $340 million in new construction. Certified value summaries were released to taxing entities and the public...

read more
Tax-Free Weekend scheduled for Aug. 5-7

Tax-Free Weekend scheduled for Aug. 5-7

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar encourages taxpayers to support Texas businesses and to take advantage of the upcoming tax-free weekend. This year’s Tax-Free Weekend begins Friday, Aug. 5 and runs through midnight Sunday, Aug. 7. Most clothing, footwear, school supplies...

read more
PISD holding town hall meeting Aug. 7

PISD holding town hall meeting Aug. 7

Princeton ISD is holding a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Lovelady High School, located at 501 Boorman Lane. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit resident feedback on the possible expansion of the school marshal program. At the meeting, district...

read more
Council approves guiding principles for budget process

Council approves guiding principles for budget process

Princeton councilmembers discussed the overarching goals they want staff to address in the upcoming budget. Council held a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 25, ahead of the regular meeting that was scheduled for 6:30 p.m.  City Manager Derek Borg led the...

read more
Applications for free, reduced lunch open

Applications for free, reduced lunch open

With one week to go before the start of school Aug. 11, parents will need to fill out applications for their students that qualify for free or reduced lunch. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, public school districts across the country were able to offer...

read more
Sanchez leads Panthers linebackers

Sanchez leads Panthers linebackers

With a senior leader like Billy Sanchez, the Princeton coaching staff is expecting big things from their linebackers. Head coach Earvin Chandler said as much, praising Sanchez’s ability as a tackler and player on the football field. “He’s the heart and soul of our...

read more
Back to school for Princeton ISD

Back to school for Princeton ISD

Parents are entering the home stretch having collected school supplies at the Back-to-School Bash and the dates for meet the teacher nights have been set. Katie Aldridge, the counselor at Smith Elementary School, says practice and establishing a routine are two...

read more
Wylie man sentenced for role in Capitol riot

Wylie man sentenced for role in Capitol riot

A Wylie man was sentenced Monday, Aug. 1 for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Guy Reffitt was sentenced to 87 months — just over 7 years — in prison by a federal judge after being convicted of bringing a handgun to the Capitol, among other charges, in the attack....

read more
TxDOT holding public hearing on US 380 bypass

TxDOT holding public hearing on US 380 bypass

A public meeting for a long-anticipated project will be held next week. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host a meeting about the expansion and relocation of US 380 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Princeton High School, located at 100...

read more
Budget updates presented

Budget updates presented

Princeton ISD trustees received a clearer picture of the upcoming year’s budget ahead of its approval during their August meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Finance Jona Boitmann presented the updated budget during the Monday, July 18, regular meeting. The...

read more