San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 9/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on
9/30/2017 there were 454 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated
offenses and 178 blood draws. Below is a
breakdown of the arrests by offense:
Intoxicated 1st: 213
Intoxicated w/BAC 0.15 or higher 137
Driving While Intoxicated-Open
Intoxicated-3rd or More: 34
Intoxicated-with Child Under 15 yrs. old: 11
Intoxication Manslaughter: 1
*The data complied reflects arrests only. It does not reflect the disposition
of the cases.
No Refusal Policy: Since October of 2011, Bexar County has had
a “No Refusal” policy for individuals suspected of driving while intoxicated.
Whenever a driver is arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the
driver will be asked to voluntarily provide a specimen of the driver’s breath
or blood for forensic testing to determine its alcohol concentration. If the
arrested person refuses to provide a voluntary specimen, the arresting officer
will obtain a search warrant from a judge to obtain a blood specimen for
forensic testing. This Policy applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365
days per year.