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Posted on: February 1, 2017

2/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for January 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 1/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 1/31/2017 there were 425 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 189 blood draws.  Below is a breakdown of the arrests by offense:

Driving While Intoxicated 1st:                                     156

Driving While Intoxicated w/BAC 0.15 or higher        147

Driving While Intoxicated-Open Container:                 23

Driving While Intoxicated-2nd:                                     61

Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or More:                                    29

Driving While Intoxicated-with Child Under 15 yrs. old:         6

Intoxication Assault:                                                    2

Intoxication Manslaughter:                                          1

*The data complied reflects arrests only. It does not reflect the disposition of the cases.

No Refusal Policy: Since October of 2011, Bexar County has had a “No Refusal” policy for individuals suspected of driving while intoxicated. Whenever a driver is arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the driver will be asked to voluntarily provide a specimen of the driver’s breath or blood for forensic testing to determine its alcohol concentration. If the arrested person refuses to provide a voluntary specimen, the arresting officer will obtain a search warrant from a judge to obtain a blood specimen for forensic testing. This Policy applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

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