This Thanksgiving, Austin Police Department (APD) officers will be on patrol and looking out for drunk drivers. At the same time, a 'No Refusal Initiative' will be in effect and coincide with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week. This operation will be effective from November 17th through the 27th, from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.
This initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws and 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 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.