I was pretty disgusted when I read an article today on chron.com. A while back I posted about Rep. Michael Krusee, who pushed for legislation fining people between $3000-$6,000 for DWI convictions. Of course, part of this is if you give a breath sample above .16, you are liable to the government for $6000.
Well, as do most judges and people in the know when they are arrested for DWI, they refuse the breath test. I knew that someone that who pushed for this legislation would never take the breath test. Not only does the test have tons of problems, but if you score high, you are fined an extra $3,000.
Apparently, today, ‘ole Mike got his case dismissed. I can’t even begin to tell you how many cases have what would seem to be the same facts as described in the article:
The trooper also reported a "strong smell of alcohol" when Krusee was pulled over and Krusee failed a field sobriety test. He refused a breath and blood test, according to the affidavit. The trooper arrested him and booked him into the Williamson County Jail.