Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.049
Report Related to Certain Intoxication Offenses


(a)

In this section, "offense relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated" has the meaning assigned by Section 49.09, Penal Code.

(b)

The department shall compile and maintain statistical information on the prosecution of offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, including:

(1)

the number of arrests;

(2)

the number of arrests resulting in release with no charges;

(3)

the number of charges resulting in a plea of not guilty and a trial;

(4)

the number of charges resulting in a plea of guilty or nolo contendere;

(5)

the number of charges resulting in a conviction of the offense charged in the original information, indictment, complaint, or other charging instrument;

(6)

the number of charges resulting in a conviction of an offense other than the offense charged in the original information, indictment, complaint, or other charging instrument; and

(7)

the number of charges resulting in a dismissal.

(c)

Each law enforcement agency that enforces Chapter 49, Penal Code, and each appropriate prosecuting attorneys office and court in this state shall report in the manner and on a form prescribed by the department the information necessary for the department to compile the information required by Subsection (b).

(d)

The department shall identify law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys offices, and courts required to report under Subsection (c) that fail to timely report or that report incomplete information to the department.

(e)

The department shall submit to the legislature not later than February 15 of each year a report of the statistical information described in Subsection (b) compiled for the preceding calendar year. The report must include a list of the law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys offices, and courts identified by the department under Subsection (d).

(f)

The department may adopt rules to implement this section.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 889 (S.B. 364), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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