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December 30, 2012

Police employ ‘no refusal’ holiday

Besides stepping up patrols, local holiday DWI enforcement to utilize new tactic to obtain on-scene evidence

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However, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, they will be seeking mandatory blood draws on all DWI suspects who refuse to provide a voluntary sample, Hart said.

Law enforcement participating in the first week of the program over the Christmas holiday did not have any refusals, Forrest said.

In addition to participating in the evidence gathering program, Hart said about 10 officers per shift, up from the three to five troopers, will be patroling during the holiday period.

“I hope everybody behaves and if they drink, they stay at home,” Hart said.

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