When no-refusal operations are in effect, those stopped for suspected drunken driving only are offered a blood test. If they refuse, a judge is present to issue a search warrant that authorizes on-the-spot blood testing.
In Texas, a driver is considered legally intoxicated if a chemical screening indicates a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more. The no-refusal campaign has proven to be a very successful deterrent that reminds the public of the consequences of drunken driving.
In addition to Christmas and New Year’s Day, no-refusal operations will be in effect in Irving during the Super Bowl, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.