From Thursday, May 21, 2015, and continuing through September 7, 2015, the Montgomery County District
Attorney’s office, in conjunction with both state and local law enforcement agencies, increased No Refusal Operations
and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Enforcement on the roadways of
Montgomery County and on Lake Conroe. The goal of this initiative was to prevent boating and traffic related crashes
and deaths caused by impaired drivers during the summer holiday season – the roughly 100 days between Memorial
Day and Labor Day when alcohol and drug related crashes and fatalities are on the rise.

During this time period, the District Attorney’s office, through their No Refusal TxDOT Grant, provided nurses,
prosecutors, investigators, and judges at various locations throughout the county and on Lake Conroe to assist law
enforcement in obtaining blood evidence in cases were a DWI/BWI suspect refuses to provide a scientific sample. These
No Refusal Operations ensured that scientific evidence was obtained in all DWI and BWI cases and provides the
prosecution with strong evidence of guilt or innocence. As part of these operations, many Montgomery County law
enforcement agencies committed to increasing the number of officers on the streets and on Lake Conroe to catch as
many impaired drivers as possible during this summer period. Some of the participating agencies include the Texas
Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks & Wildlife – Game Wardens, Montgomery County Pct. 1 Constables Office – Lake Enforcement Division, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Conroe Police Department.
Here are the results:

Memorial Day Weekend (starting May 21, 2015) through Labor Day Weekend (ending September 7, 2015):
Total Arrests for DWI/BWI: 643
Number of BWI Cases: 8 (out of the 643)
Number of Search Warrants: 173 (out of the 643)
Number of Felony DWI Arrests: 88 (out of the 643)
Number of Intoxication Assault Arrests: 3
Number of Intoxication Manslaughter Arrests: 0
Average BAC from voluntary sample suspects: .15
Average BAC from search warrants suspects: .18
Tyler Dunman (Vehicular Crimes Division Chief): “In looking at those numbers, it is obvious that Law Enforcement had a
very busy summer. Fortunately, we did not have any intoxication related deaths or Intoxication Manslaughter cases
filed during this period. And that, saving lives, is the primary purpose of the No Refusal program.”