Twelve DWI arrests made on Halloween night

Police officials arrested twelve people for drunk driving on Halloween night in Austin and over 59 were charged over a 4-day period that included the weekend.

There was a No Refusal weekend in Austin during the Halloween weekend, which means that a suspected drunk driver can have their blood drawn if they refuse a breathalyzer test and police officers feel that there is reasonable cause.

The No Refusal policy is now over, but it began Friday night. Fifty-nine people were arrested for DWI in total and of those, 39 had their blood drawn. Some of the DWI arrests were extreme DWI, which is a new law that went into affect on Sept. 1 that occurs when a driver’s blood alcohol content is 0.15 or higher. The new law carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine of $4,000.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas DWI lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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