In 2016, Texas had 1,157 fatal crashes involving a person that was driving under the in uence of alcohol. A total of 1,321 people were killed in those crashes with another 14,000 injured. One death is too many, and improving Blood Alcohol Concentration Toxicology Reporting is not only a duty to Justices of the Peace and Medical Examiners, but is a step in the direction toward zero impaired motor-vehicle deaths in the state of Texas.
As part of a Texas Department of Transportation grant, researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute developed two fact sheets aimed to educate Justices of the Peace and Medical Examiners about toxicology reporting in Texas.
Links to download the fact sheets are below:
Blood Alcohol Concentration: Toxicology Reporting in Texas (Medical Examiners)
Blood Alcohol Concentration: Toxicology Reporting in Texas (Justice of the Peace)