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No Refusal this weekend

Monday, April 24, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The Austin Police Department continues its Weekend No Refusal DWI Initiative this weekend. It runs from Friday, April 28, all the way through Sunday, April 30, and is in effect from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. During these times, police will obtain search warrants for those suspected of driving while intoxicated and who refuse a breath or blood test. APD’s Lt. Blake Johnson said in a Friday press release that the program isn’t about making as many arrests as possible. “It is about keeping unsafe drivers off Austin roadways and keeping the public safe,” said Johnson, who works in the Highway Enforcement Unit. “No Refusal ensures that we have solid blood alcohol content evidence of every arrest and as such enhances our ability to prosecute people who drive drunk and put others in danger.” Find more information about sober rides on the city’s website.

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