First week of extended No Refusal nets 79 arrests


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Less than half-way through the Austin Police Department’s extended No Refusal initiative for Spring Break and South by Southwest the department has already arrested 79 people believed to be driving while intoxicated.

The initiative began on Friday, March 4 and will last through Tuesday, March 22.

  • Total DWI arrests: 79
  • Total DUI minor arrests: 0
  • Number of Breath Samples: 31
  • Number of Blood Search Warrants: 36
  • Number of consent blood draws: 12

This is the first time APD has implemented an extended no refusal during the month of March.

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