July 4th No-Refusal Weekend Nets 99 Arrests

Austin Police Department cites 99 arrests were made during the July 4th no-refusal weekend. Thursday July 4 through the morning of July 7 marked a no-refusal enforcement for ​Austin Police. APD also reports that there were 55 warrants issued for blood samples. DWI suspects who refused a breath or blood test had to submit a blood sample under a search warrant.

Senior Police Officer Veneza Bremner has been quoted as saying “Our goal is to have no crashes, no injuries, no deaths related to persons driving while intoxicated.” APD has conducted other anti-DWI efforts this year including the Memorial Day weekend and the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. High traffic times of the year like holidays and big celebrations are common times for the policy, Bremner said.

The next no-refusal weekend is most likely Labor Day Weekend which starts August 30th.