Blood and Saliva Taken at Random Texas Roadblock
You’re driving down a busy street when you see someone in an orange vest give you the sign to slow down and then makes you pull off the road into a parking area. Then, a federal worker comes to your window and asks for a breath test, saliva sample, and blood sample!!
Does this sound like the America you know? How about the Texas that you know?
According to a report from an NBC affiliate in the DFW metroplex, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration contracted with local law enforcement officials to set up a roadblock. Those persons that were randomly stopped were then directed into a parking area. Once there, they were asked to take part in a voluntary federal study which would require a breath, saliva, and/or blood sample. Those that agreed would be compensated.
Even with those caveats in place, many motorists did not take kindly to the intrusion.