Saturday, May 27, 2023

APD's 2023 Memorial Day Weekend No Refusal Initiative

The Austin Police Department (APD) wants to remind the public that officers will be on patrol and enforcing a DWI No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. The operation will be active from Thursday, May 25th, thru Monday, May 29th.

This initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe by encouraging drivers to make responsible decisions, and apply for blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to provide a breath or blood specimen as required by law. This initiative will also focus on highways and high-speed roadways.

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

Don't drink and drive.