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Caroline Callaway found not guilty of DWI in Travis County, Austin, Texas. Caroline was accused of DWI and taken to the Travis County jail for a blood draw. In a horrific tale from the dark ages, Deputies with the Travis County Sheriff’s office and Austin Police Officers strapped Caroline to a restraint chair, put a hood over her head preventing her from seeing and making it difficult for her to breath, held her with their hands and a dirty boot. When all else failed, deputies choked her until she almost lost consciousness. Daphne argued that the violence used should have made the test results inadmissible. The Judge allowed the test result into evidence, but the jury by finding Caroline not guilty must have found the results to be unreliable due to contamination of the sample that occurred while Caroline was being tortured by the police. Daphne has sued the City of Austin and Travis County in order to change the draconian torture procedures used by law enforcement to draw blood and to recover damages for Caroline’s torture.
Motion to Suppress granted on one charge and remaining charges were dismissed by the prosecution based upon the merits of another motion to Suppress.