MCDAO Vehicular Crimes Division – “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”

Starting Thursday, May 24, 2018, and continuing through September 3, 2018, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, in conjunction with both state and local law enforcement agencies, will increase No Refusal Operations and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Enforcement on the roadways of Montgomery County and on Lake Conroe. The goal of this initiative is to prevent boating and traffic related crashes and deaths caused by impaired drivers during the upcoming summer holiday season – the roughly 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day when alcohol and drug related crashes and fatalities are on the rise – i.e. the “Dead Days of Summer.”

During this time period, the District Attorney’s office, through their No Refusal TxDOT Grant, will provide nurses, prosecutors, and investigators at various locations throughout the county and on Lake Conroe to assist law enforcement in obtaining blood evidence in cases were a DWI/BWI suspect refuses to provide a scientific sample. The process is simple, but effective: 1) an officer makes a DWI/BWI arrest and asks the suspect for a breath or blood sample; 2) if the suspect refuses, the officer then meets with a prosecutor who will draft a search warrant for the suspect’s blood; 3) the warrant is sent to an on-call judge who will review the warrant for probable cause; 4) if probable cause is found, a nurse will then take a sample of the DWI/BWI suspect’s blood.

These No Refusal Operations ensure that scientific evidence is obtained in all DWI and BWI cases and provides the prosecution with strong evidence of guilt or innocence. As part of these operations, many Montgomery County law enforcement agencies have committed to increasing the number of officers on the streets and on Lake Conroe to catch as many impaired drivers as possible during this summer period. Some of the participating agencies include:

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Department of Public Safety

Shenandoah Police Department

Magnolia Police Department

Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Conroe Police Department

Pct. 1 Constable’s Office

Pct. 3 Constable’s Office

Pct. 4 Constable’s Office

Pct. 5 Constable’s Office

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  1. jan78

    Thank you to all the law enforcement agencies that are involved. Every year it seems like the number of accidents and deaths get higher than the last year! I am glad to see that some action will be done towards this issue.

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