Fort Bend County launches ‘No Refusal’ initiative over Labor Day weekend

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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement have launched a “No Refusal” initiative over the Labor Day weekend.

The initiative will begin Friday night through Sunday night. Law enforcement will be looking for drivers who are impaired by alcohol or other substances.

The district attorney’s office will also draft search warrants to allow local judges to authorize blood draw from drivers who seem impaired or intoxicated. According to a release, nurses will also be on hand to draw blood once a warrant is obtained.

“Labor Day is an opportunity to honor the American worker, the backbone of our democracy and economy,” said District Attorney Brian Middleton. “But we will be working hard to keep the holiday safe for our families, and encourage those who plan to drink, to also plan for a ride home before they become impaired.”

The initiative is funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

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