No-refusal initiative going into effect for Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July tomorrow, the Austin Police Department is gearing up to keep the streets clear of drunk drivers.

The department is initiating a no-refusal period beginning at 9:00 p.m. on July 4 and ending at 5:00 a.m. the next morning. During this period, if a person refuses to submit to a sobriety test, officers will be able to get a warrant to obtain a blood sample to test for signs of alcohol or drugs.

The police department does this to promote the safety of other drivers on the road. Last year, 26 percent of traffic-related fatalities involved alcohol.

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