No Refusal Mardi Gras

APD has announced “No Refusal” Mardi Gras here in Austin this Saturday (2/13/10) and Tuesday (2/16/10) from 9 p.m. on each day to 5 a.m. the following morning. That means that the police will seek blood warrants for people who are stopped and investigated for DWI and refuse to submit to a breath test. For more information see this Statesman article.

2/15/10 Update. 21 people were arrested in the first leg of No-Refusal Mardi Gras. Of those, 7 consented to breath tests and 14 were subjected to blood warrant testing. See this Statesman article for more.  Remember, the second leg is coming up this Tuesday evening.

2/19/10 Update.  20 people were arrested during the Fat Tuesday portion of No-Refusal Mardi Gras. That figure includes 4 voluntary breath tests and 16 blood warrants. See this Statesman article for more.

No Refusal Super Bowl

APD has announced a “No Refusal” Super Bowl, from this Sunday (2/7) at 9 p.m. until Monday (2/8) at 5 a.m. For more (including a little regurgitation of police propaganda), see this Statesman article.

2/9/10 Update. Eighteen people were arrested during No-Refusal Super Bowl Sunday. Ten of those arrested provided breath samples voluntarily, warrants were issued to draw blood from seven people, and one is under investigation. For more, see this Statesman article.