Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Brazos County No Refusal Weekend - July 4th
Your local law enforcement agencies in the Brazos Valley would like to help make this July 4th weekend one of the safest holidays ever in the state of Texas. Every year, well over 1,000 Texans are killed as a result of impaired driving and we have the training, the technology, and the legal means to help change this alarming statistic. This holiday weekend, over 200 law enforcement agencies have banded together to enforce drinking and driving laws during this statewide No Refusal weekend. The No Refusal Program has begun to make a difference and is resulting in significant drops in DWI fatalities in the state.
The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the College Station Police Department, the Texas A&M University Police Department and the Bryan Police Department will be patrolling your local streets looking for drunk drivers. If you are suspected of drinking and driving, you will be asked to give a breath or blood sample and “We won’t take ‘No’ for an answer!” Magistrates will be available all weekend to issue evidentiary search warrants for blood draws on suspects arrested for drunk driving.
In several parts of the state where DWI No Refusal Programs are in effect, there has been a significant drop in DWI activity. Additionally, several jurisdictions, both small and large, have reported no DWI fatalities during effective No Refusal Programs. For example, Montgomery County has seen a 70% drop in Intoxication Manslaughter charges for the year and Denton County has had no DWI fatal crashes during their programs.
The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. Together we can make a difference in our community. Hear It - See It - Report It / See Something – Say Something…dial 911.
Officer Jon Agnew
Public Information Officer
Bryan Police Department
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