Irving, Texas. January 6, 2014 –
The Irving Police Department participated in the statewide Impaired Driving Mobilization grant over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. Throughout the holiday, the Irving Police Department partnered with law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as TXDOT, in order to provide additional manpower with the primary focus of locating and arresting impaired drivers. The Irving Police Department conducted three no-refusal operations in conjunction with the grant. During the no-refusal operations, those arrested for DWI were only offered a blood test. If the arrested person refused to provide a sample, a judge was present in order to authorize a warrant for a blood draw.
A total of 31 DWI arrests were made by officers participating in the Irving operation. Of those arrested, fifteen refused to consent to a blood draw prompting a warrant. Officers also made 4 non-DWI related arrests and issued numerous citations.
The Irving Police Department will continue to participate in these state-wide operations in an effort to make our roadways safe.
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