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State Rep. Victoria Neave Pleads No Contest To June DWI Charge

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State Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, said Friday she had pleaded no contest to a June charge of driving while intoxicated.

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The number of Texans testing positive for cannabis after a traffic accident has gone up over the last few years. Trouble is, there's no quick, reliable test to determine if they're driving while high.

 

With a 14th officer arrested on suspicion of DWI, Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead vows to get tough.

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New Years celebrations bring not only more drunk driving, but “no refusal” programs across North Texas. 

The Justice Department's civil rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.

The department says the state has failed to show that the newly enacted law has neither a discriminatory purpose nor effect.

In a letter to Texas officials, the Justice Department says Hispanic voters in Texas are as much as 120 percent more likely than non-Hispanic voters to lack a driver's license or personal state-issued photo ID.

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New Year’s revelers are being put on notice: don’t drink and drive. KERA’s BJ Austin says police across North Texas will be out in force looking for suspected drunk drivers, and the Tarrant County District Attorney is taking a new tack this year.

The Arlington Police Chief will be on patrol with the DWI Task Force, and is staging the Department's first "Tweet-along." KERA's BJ Austin explains.

Police Chief Theron Bowman will be tweeting reports and photos from DWI Task Force operations tonight. The Chief hopes it will help citizens get an idea of how serious the department takes DWI enforcement.

Dallas, TX – Dallas County Sheriff's Deputies are part of the County's 45-agency DWI Task Force, but their presence won't be as big as last year. KERA's BJ Austin says federal funding for holiday enforcement is frozen.

An investigation into possible cheating on overtime in a federal-grant program to catch "speeders" has cut off companion funding for holiday DWI enforcement.