Police Arrest Over a Dozen Drunk Drivers on Austin’s No-Refusal Night

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On the night of March 5, Austin police arrested and charged 17 people for driving while intoxicated. This was part of the “no-refusal” initiative that coincided with Mardi Gras celebrations in Austin. The no-refusal period lasted from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday. While drivers can refuse breathalyzer tests to determine their blood alcohol content (BAC) levels, police can get warrants to take blood tests from those who refuse the breath tests. Judges remain on call during no-refusal periods in order to sign warrants that allow police to obtain blood samples from drivers they suspect of being intoxicated.

If a drunk driver caused your car wreck, even if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, we can help. Contact our Austin injury lawyers at (512) 474-8153 for free advice from an attorney that handles personal injury cases.

Allison & WardAustin Personal Injury Attorneys

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