AUSTIN - The Austin Police Department is conducting a No Refusal DWI Initiative for Halloween weekend from 9 p.m. Friday, October 28 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1.
The No Refusal Initiative will be from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. each day over the weekend.
No Refusal means that officers will apply for a search warrant to draw suspected drunk drivers' blood if they refuse to voluntarily provide a breath or blood sample.
"Halloween weekend is often associated with parties and gatherings in which alcohol is present. This announcement is to encourage everyone to make the responsible choice not to drive if they are impaired in any way. Know before you go, to get home safe. APD is focused on saving lives and making roadways safe for everyone through education and enforcement," APD said in a release.
During the Halloween 2015 No Refusal Initiative APD made 41 arrests.
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