No Refusal Holiday Weekend in Austin
AUSTIN, TX – Memorial Day weekend saw a ‘No Refusal’ initiative hit the streets of Austin that had 30 people in custody for DWI Friday night.
12 separate arrests were made as a result of breath-test failures, and 18 arrests were made from blood tests. Friday night outpaces the entire weekend of 2014 when only 28 arrests were made throughout the city.
In 2014, 111 people were arrested throughout Austin for DWI, including those arrested as a result of ‘No Refusal’. Last year, there were 154 traffic collisions, including one that resulted in a fatality and six that resulted in serious injury.
Anyone pulled over during Memorial Day weekend in the city of Austin must submit to a breath or blood test to determine the amount of alcohol in their system. If they do not, a warrant to obtain that sample will be immediately issued.
‘No Refusal’ was started in conjunction with Austin police and other area law enforcement agencies. These agencies are collectively known as Arrive Alive Central Texas (AACT), and they work diligently to reduce traffic-related fatalities, including those attributed to drunk driving.
This years ‘No Refusal’ campaign in Austin runs from May 22 to May 26.
Memorial Day weekend is a traditional weekend for barbecues and revelry. Unfortunately, it is also a weekend that sees an uptick in the number of DWI-related traffic collisions and arrests.
If you plan to celebrate throughout the week and into the weekend, or any other time of year, be sure that you make arrangements for a safe ride home. Getting where you are going in a safe manner not only protects you, but others on the street.
If you are injured in a DWI accident, we are here for you. Our team will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today and let us discuss the details of your case with you. We will present you with your options and help you put the pieces of your life back together. Call now.