Brickbat: Texas Two-Step


Airbag deployed
Thomas Lukassek /

Bexar County, Texas, Precinct 2 constable deputies ordered a blood draw on a woman involved in a traffic accident without first obtaining a warrant and tried to have EMTs perform a cavity search of her. All this happened apparently because one deputy mistook the smell of the woman's airbag deploying for marijuana. Deputies later showed up at a fire station trying to get statements from firefighters who responded to the crash about the presence of marijuana in her car, which the fire chief said appeared to be an effort to influence the how the firefighters would word their statements. The woman was not charged in connection with the crash.