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'Drive high, get a DUI': NHTSA launches drugged-driving awareness campaign
(USA Today, 8/14/18
"Drive high, get a DUI."
That's the message of a new ad campaign launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is seeking to spread awareness of the dangers of drugged driving.
Judge accepts deal to disallow tainted Breathalyzer tests
(The Salem News,8/24/2018)
PEABODY — A judge on Friday accepted an agreement by the state's district attorneys to stop using the results of potentially tainted Breathalyzer tests from 2011 through at least last year. The agreement could open the door for thousands of defendants convicted of drunk driving to seek new trials.
Out of Control: Houston is ‘ground zero’ for drunken and drugged driving
Drivers impaired by booze and drugs are dying — and killing — in the Houston area at a startling rate, an epidemic unchecked by police, prosecutors or public-awareness campaigns.
Reminder for recipients of Office of the Governor specialty court awards, you are now required to provide notification of the Ombudsman Pilot Program to new and existing program participants. More information can be found under the DWI Court section in the Form Bank here.
National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) is offering personalized technical assistance to adult drug courts, co-occurring disorder courts, DWI courts and veterans treatment courts. To learn more about this opportunity visit: https://www.ndci.org/resources/training/ta/
Last minute opportunities!
Texas Impaired Driving Task Force is seeking nominations for the inaugural Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion Award. For more information can be found here.
The Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University, on behalf of all Texas Specialty Courts, will receive grant funding from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD), Office of the Governor, for training stipends to attend specialized court training. The training opportunities covered by these stipends are for the 2019 Texas Association of Specialty Courts (TASC) Annual Training Conference in Galveston, Texas, April 10-12, 2019. More information can be found here .
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