APD releases Spring Break, SXSW No Refsual statistics
(Austin/KJCE) Austin Police have released statistics from their most recent No Refusal initiative, with more than 202 arrests.
Between March 3 and March 20, Austin Police arrested 202 individuals for Driving While Intoxicated. Of those, 71 consented to a breathalyzer test and 31 consented to a blood draw, leaving 100 who had blood search warrants issued.
Of the 202 arrests, 27 were for a Class A misdemeanor DWI (with a breath sample over .15). An additional 18 had a previous conviction for DWI. 9 arrests were for felony DWI charges because of 2 or more prior convictions, and 5 arrests were for felony DWI because of a child passenger in the vehicle.