The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), conduct trainings for Medical Examiners (MEs) and Justices of the Peace (JPs). In motor vehicle crash fatalities, MEs and JPs, acting as death investigators, are authorized to investigate to determine if alcohol and or drugs contributed to the crash. If the JP orders a BAC toxicology test to be conducted on a driver involved in a motor vehicle crash fatality, the coroner must report the results to the TxDOT Crash Records Section. Topics such as the laws related to reporting toxicology results, the duty to report toxicology results, ways TxDOT will accept toxicology results, and where to send toxicology results are some of the topics discussed in the trainings.
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For more information about the training, please contact the training coordinator.