Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that law enforcement agencies across Galveston County will be working together to conduct No
Refusal Operations for the upcoming July 4th Holiday Weekend, from Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5.
In Texas, anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher is considered legally impaired. Under the No Refusal program, police officers may seek blood search warrants for offenders who are arrested for DWI and refuse the officer’s request for blood alcohol testing. Blood samples collected can be used as evidence in the DWI cases.
A DWI arrest and conviction in Texas can cost $17,000 or more: fees include car towing and impoundment, bail, attorney fees, court costs, hearing and fees to regain and retain a driver’s license, DWI fines, probation costs, fees for extended proof of insurance, plus insurance rate
Local judges will be available to make probable cause determinations and authorize the blood
search warrants. Prosecutors and nurses will also work through the night to assist police officers
with these investigations.