Bowie Co. authorities enforce "No Refusal DWI Weekend"

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 07/02 2014 03:18PM

Updated 07/02 2014 03:25PM

As July 4th weekend approaches, Texas DPS troopers in Bowie Co. will be out actively patrolling and participating in a "No Refusal DWI Weekend."

The initiative is scheduled to start Friday, July 4, and run through Sunday, July 6. 

During the no refusal effort, once a driver has been placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated, they will be asked to submit to either a breath or blood sample. 

If the driver refuses, and a judge determines there is probable cause, a warrant for a blood sample will be issued. The trooper will then take the driver to the nearest hospital to obtain a sample.

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