Drunk drivers, consider yourselves warned!

December 21, 2008 7:52:50 AM PST
Officers out patrolling the streets in southeast Harris County were cracking down on drunk drivers. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The "no refusal" crackdown as it's known combined forces from several different agencies. Officers were specifically looking for DWI suspects. Technically the drivers could refuse to take a breathalyzer test or give blood.

"But when you do that we will draft a search warrant to get that specimen of blood we're requesting," explained Captain John Ray with the Precinct 8 Constable's Office. "Once the specimen is taken, it goes to the lab. It's tested and that's where the process goes through the trial system."

Officers also used a breath alcohol testing unit, called the BAT mobile. Overnight more than a dozen people were arrested as part of the no refusal crackdown.

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