Fourth of July a ‘No Refusal’ Holiday for Suspected Drunk Drivers

July 3, 2012

The Fourth of July will be a no-refusal holiday, with statewide law enforcement cracking down on suspected drunk drivers.

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies throughout the West U area and across the state will seek warrants to draw blood from any driver suspected of drinking who refuses to submit to a breathalyzer test.

The crackdown is designed to reduce tragedies on what has repeatedly ranked as the nation’s deadliest holiday of the year for alcohol-related crashes.

To highlight the importance on its anti-DWI effort, the Texas Department of Public Safety recently unveiled an updated Faces of Drunk Driving website with a new story that illustrates the human impact of drunk driving. The latest campaign features Sean Carter, who was a passenger in a truck driven by a drunk driver and suffered a traumatic brain injury when the truck crashed.

Carter now uses a wheelchair and communicates through a computer.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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