AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has approved legislation
allowing police to set up sobriety checkpoints.
The Senate voted 20-11 Monday to approve the bill, which
requires police to consider the number of drunken driving arrests
and accidents in an area the previous year.
The roadblocks, limited to large counties and cities, would also
have to be chosen without regard to the ethnic or economic makeup
of an area. Texas is one of only 11 states that don't allow
sobriety checkpoints, officials say.
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