Thursday, May 22, 2008

No DWI breath refusal weekend

Best be on your best behavior this weekend in Bexar County.

That includes not coming up here to Comal County, getting drunk while tubing and driving back into Bexar County while intoxicated.

We'll get you or they'll get you.

Consider yourselves warned.

Have a great and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Blood draw required if breath test refused

Anyone who refuses to submit to a blood-alcohol breath test this weekend will be required to have his or her blood drawn, authorities said Tuesday in reminding residents of a new program scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday.

District Attorney Susan Reed said the ‘No Refusal Accepted' program is scheduled to continue through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

A registered nurse will be on duty both at the San Antonio magistrate's office and the detention center to draw blood from anyone arrested on suspicion of drunken driving who refused at the scene to take a breath test.

Prosecutors will assist with reviewing blood search warrants, Reed said, and local law enforcement agencies will participate in the effort.