Extended ‘No Refusal’ initiatives on every notable holiday have become the norm for Austin and the surrounding area. This year is no different. The initiative begins tonight and runs through Wednesday on the roads and the lakes. APD bans personal water crafts during portions of these holiday weekends. Elevated law enforcement presence on the lakes means Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) arrests will be as much in focus as DWI arrests this time of year.
If you are pulled over in your boat or car, you do not have to do field sobriety tests designed for failure or voluntarily provide a breath or blood specimen. If the police get a warrant to obtain a sample, then we can fight the warrant and the results.
If you or someone you know gets into trouble, call me and read this to know what to do next.
Our office will be open this weekend to process any of your jail release needs in Austin.