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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Police Focus on Drunken Driving During Holidays

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Every six hours, someone is killed in a DWI-related crash on Texas roadways. To curtail drunken driving, the Irving Police Department will employ a “no-refusal” approach to DWI enforcement during the Independence Day holiday observances.

When no-refusal operations are in effect, those stopped for suspected drunken driving are offered only a blood test. If they refuse, a judge is present to consider issuing search warrants that authorize on-the-spot blood collection for laboratory analysis.

In Texas, a driver is considered legally intoxicated if a chemical screening indicates a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more. The no-refusal campaign has proven to be a very successful program that reminds the public of the consequences of drunken driving.

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