The Austin Police Department will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. This initiative will be in effect from September 2 through September 6 and will be operational from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
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.