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APD looking at new tool for DWI arrests

APD looking at new tool for DWI arrests

Jenni Lee, KVUE 7:16 PM. CDT May 17, 2016

AUSTIN – Most drivers have never heard of a DAX evidence recorder, but the Austin Police Department is looking at buying the devices to help with cases of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

When Austin police pull over suspected impaired drivers, officers conduct a field sobriety test. The exam includes an eye portion, where officers look for nystagmus, or involuntary twitching of the eyes; an indication of alcohol consumption…

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