In Texas, blood drawn after a DWI arrest must be done in a “sanitary place.” Often blood is drawn in a room at the jail. Is a jail a sanitary place during this COVID-19 crisis when we know how long the virus can survive on surfaces?
What about a breath test? Breath tests are also administered in jail and involve putting your mouth on a mouthpiece that has been touched by the person administering the test. Are there safety concerns? Is this a sanitary test?
One of the world’s leading breath testing experts, Jan Semenoff, discusses this issue in the latest episode of Driving Law podcast.