AUSTIN -- The Austin Police Department has announced it will enforce a no-refusal initiative over Labor Day weekend.
The initiative will run from 9 p.m. August 30 until 5 a.m. September 3.
Department of Public Safety troopers will be out in full force also looking for drunk drivers.
APD says its DWI initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe and to conduct blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to give a breath or blood specimen as required by law.
State law effective as of 2011 says, "Those found to have a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or above will be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of one year confinement in jail and a $4,000 fine for the first time offenders."