Police ramp up DWI enforcement as people flock to Austin for SXSW


AUSTIN (KXAN) —  Austin police will be out in full force over the next two weeks, as more people head to town for big events.

A No Refusal initiative kicks off tonight for spring break and SXSW. The initiative runs from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting tonight through March 22.

If you are stopped for suspicion of drunk driving and you refuse a breathalyzer, officers can get a warrant to draw your blood on the spot.

Drinking has become synonymous with Spring Break and SXSW, which has police on high alert to keep the community safe.

For alternate transportation options if you have been drinking before you get behind the wheel, visit the website Know Before You Go. 

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