Tarrant County Police Set for ‘No Refusal' Weekend

Search warrants to be used for blood samples

Police across Tarrant County will be looking for impaired drivers this Fourth of July weekend, combating drunken driving through a three-day "no refusal" operation.

The county-wide enforcement will run from 9:30 p.m. Friday through 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Officers will use search warrants to take blood from drivers suspected of drunken driving who refuse to take a breath test.

The district attorney's office website will list the names and ages of anyone arrested and charged with DWI during the no-refusal holiday.

"We continue to support 'no refusal' because we believe the citizens of Tarrant County should be able to travel our roadways without putting their lives at risk," Assistant District Attorney Richard Alpert said in a statement. "Ending up dead or in jail is a poor way to celebrate our country's independence."

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