Victoria Police: No refusal this holiday weekend

Drivers arrested on DWI will submit to blood draw

VICTORIA, Texas – The warning is out. The Victoria Police Department will enforce a “no refusal” policy this weekend for the New Year holiday. The goal is to reduce DWI-related traffic crashes.

Officers will increase patrols in and around Victoria. During the no refusal period, drivers arrested accused of driving while intoxicated will have to submit to a blood draw. Officers will serve those drivers with a search warrant for evidentiary blood draws.

The Victoria Police Department wrote on its Facebook page: “Remember to plan ahead if you plan on drinking! Have a designated driver, use a ride service, etc. We want everyone to have a prosperous, and SAFE new year!”