no refusal Dallas dwi 4th of july 2013

Dallas County District Attorney institutes “No Refusal” policy for the week of the July 4th 2013 holiday.  While the Sheriff’s Department and the Police Departments of Carrollton, Coppell, Mesquite, Rowlett, Sachse utilize the “No Refusal” policy year round, all other cities in Dallas County will have a “No Refusal” policy in effect beginning June 28 through the weekend.

If you are arrested in Dallas County for Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) or Boating While Intoxicated (“BWI”) and refuse to provide a specimen of breath or blood, law enforcement will obtain a search warrant to take your blood.

Therefore, please drink responsibly before driving on the roads in North Texas.  This also includes operating a boat on the area lakes, so make sure you have a designated driver in place so that you can avoid being arrested if you are stopped by law enforcement and determined to be intoxicated.

For more information on blood test search warrants click here: DWI search warrants

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