Worst Case Scenario: Impaired Driving Crashes from Crash to Courtroom – Abilene

Registration for this course will open on June 30, 2021 and will close first thing in the morning on August 11, 2021.

TDCAA is proud to offer this free, high-quality Worst Case Scenario: Impaired Driving Crashes from Crash to Courtroom training for peace officers and prosecutors to attend in Abilene on August 20, 2021. You will receive two publications, hand outs and 6 hours of CLE or TCOLE continuing education credit. 

As always, the state’s best instructors will present great information and lead relevant discussions. 

There is no worse place to investigate a homicide than in the middle of a busy road in the middle of the night. Yet Texas has thousands of such crime scenes every year. Investigating and prosecuting these cases is no easy task. Once the scene is cleared, you can never go back and revisit it, so conducting a full investigation in the moment is key to the criminal case. 

This course is a survey of common investigative and legal issues in impaired-driving prosecutions. Great focus is placed on the responsibilities of the first investigating officer and how his actions form the case’s foundations for crash investigators, the grand jury, and the prosecutor preparing to try the case. 

Information on basic scene preservation, evidence preservation, scene documentation, witness interviews, crash reconstruction, blood evidence collection, and dealing with victims will all be included. 

Currently, TDCAA anticipates that there will not be covid-related restrictions in place during the time of this training, so we do not plan to limit attendance. Should pandemic or other safety concerns dictate that limited capacity is necessary, we will cancel registrations in reverse date order. All attendees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. Due to room size and unknown attendee count, TDCAA cannot guarantee spaced seating. Updates, if necessary, will be made here.

This course is designed for prosecutors new to intoxication manslaughter cases and officers new to impaired driving crash investigations—yet it is also a great review and update for officers and prosecutors well-versed in these cases.