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Posted on: October 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for September 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 9/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on9/30/2017 there were 454 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated
offenses and 178 blood draws.  Below is abreakdown of the arrests by offense:

Driving While
Intoxicated 1st: 

Driving WhileIntoxicated w/BAC 0.15 or higher: 13

Driving While Intoxicated-Open

Driving WhileIntoxicated-2nd: 39

Driving While
rd or More: 34

Driving WhileIntoxicated-with Child Under 15 yrs. old:11


Intoxication Manslaughter:1

*The data complied reflects arrests only. It does not reflect the dispositionof 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 breathor blood for forensic testing to determine its alcohol concentration. If the
arrested person refuses to provide a voluntary specimen, the arresting officerwill 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, 365days per year.

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