The Austin Police Department (APD) will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative from December 12, 2019 through January 4, 2020, in conjunction with normal weekend no refusal initiative. This initiative will be operational from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. daily.
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 holiday season is often associated with parties and gatherings in which alcohol is present. APD and the City of Austin Transportation Department are continuously focused on preventing lives from being lost on the streets, highways and waterways of Austin. We are dedicated to making roadways and waterways of Austin safe for residents and visitors through education and enforcement.