Texas cops out collecting “voluntary” blood, saliva and urine samples during lunchtime roadblock


Last Friday afternoon, Kim Cope was driving along Beach Street in North Fort Worth, Texas on her lunch break when she was stopped at a police roadblock. After being ushered into a nearby parking lot, she was given a menu of options. The cops told her she would be paid $10 for cheek swabs, $50 for a blood sample or she could take a free breathalyzer. She opted for the latter, thinking it was the “easiest way for her to leave”.
Here’s the catch: the tests were voluntary and part of the 2013 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration going on right now. Read more about the tests and what to avoid over at the Dallas Observer.