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Legislator Who Brought Us the Surcharge May Get Surcharge Himself

The Dallas Morning News has reported that the legislator that helped pass the surcharge for DWI drivers was arrested and charged with DWI himself. 

Naturally, "He refused a Breathalyzer and blood test, according to the affidavit." according to the Austin-American Statesman.

Anyone out there surprised he refused to give a sample of his breath?  I reported about judges and cops knowing about how to refuse tests in the past here and here.

Maybe because HE KNOWS that if you blow over a .16, the surcharge he came up with is DOUBLED!  This was discussed partially here.  Or perhaps he knows about the vast problems with Texas’ Intoxilyzer 5000.

I would ask Jamie or Ken their opinions, but they may be getting a call very soon….

Here is the text from the DMN.

Rep. Mike Krusee Charged with DWI

State Rep. Mike Krusee, a Republican from Williamson County north of Austin, was arrested for drunk driving late Wednesday. He was released this morning. The Austin American-Statesman has the story, with mugshot.
Of note: Krusee carried and passed legislation in 2003 that created something called the "driver responsibility program" to help fund the Texas Mobility Fund. That program included a number of surcharges for driving offenses, including $1,000 for a first conviction of driving while intoxicated.

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