Friday, March 3, 2023

APD's 2023 Spring Break DWI Enforcement 'No Refusal' Initiative, March 3rd through March 19th.

The Spring Break season is quickly approaching, and the Austin Police Department (APD) wants to remind the public officers will be on patrol and looking out for drunk drivers. Two initiatives will run consecutively. In conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the first DWI Enforcement will focus on having more officers on the street making traffic stops from March 3rd through March 19th. The second, a 'No Refusal' initiative, will focus on gathering evidence in DWI arrests and will occur each night from March 9th through March 19th.

Both efforts enforce DWI laws and keep the public safe by encouraging drivers to make responsible decisions. Also, to apply for blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to provide a breath or blood specimen as the law requires.

The Austin Police Department and the City of Austin Transportation Department continue to focus on preventing deaths on Austin's streets, highways, and waterways. APD is dedicated to making the roadways and waterways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.

Don't drink and drive.