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Posted on: March 1, 2018

3/1/2018 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for February 2018


San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 2/1/2018 through 11:59 p.m. on 2/28/2018 there were 443 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 227 blood draws.  Below is a breakdown of the arrests by offense:

                                       

Driving While Intoxicated 1st:                                                 206

 

Driving While Intoxicated w/BAC 0.15 or higher                    94

 

Driving While Intoxicated-Open Container:                             28

 

Driving While Intoxicated-2nd:                                                 63

 

Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or More:                                                40

 

Driving While Intoxicated-with Child Under 15 yrs. old:                     10

 

Intoxication Assault:                                                                2

 

Intoxication Manslaughter:                                                      0


*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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