The Austin Police Department is conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week. This initiative began November 18 and will be in effect through November 28. It will be operational from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.
This initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe by encouraging drivers to make responsible decisions, and to apply for blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to provide a breath or blood specimen as required by law.
The Austin Police Department and the City of Austin Transportation Department are continuously focused on preventing lives from being lost on the streets, highways and waterways of Austin. The Department is dedicated to making the roadways and waterways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.