Press Release
Fiesta
05/02/2013

DWI “No Refusal” Arrests For the Past Week
4/18/2013 – 4/28/2013

District Attorney Susan Reed is targeting drunk drivers in Bexar County, in cooperation with the various law enforcement agencies, by implementing a No Refusal program in effect everyday. Everyone who is arrested for a driving while intoxicated offense and refuses to give a sample of their breath or blood will have a sample of their blood taken pursuant to a search warrant.

During the No Refusal program Fiesta 2013, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 4/18/2013 through 4:00 a.m. on 4/29/2013 there were 332 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 157 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the arrests by offense:

  • Driving While Intoxicated 1st: 143
  • Driving While Intoxicated w/ BAC 0.15 or higher: 76
  • Driving While Intoxicated-Open Container: 17
  • Driving While Intoxicated-2nd: 49
  • Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or More: 34
  • Driving While Intoxicated-with Child Under 15 yrs. old: 8
  • Intoxicant Assault: 5
  • Intoxication Manslaughter: 0

The No Refusal program is an initiative of the District Attorney’s Office implemented to keep everyone safe from intoxicated drivers. The District Attorney’s Office encourages everyone to be safe and smart on the roads: don’t drink and drive.