Tarrant County will be serving up another “No Refusal” initiative this Thanksgiving holiday.

The operation will begin at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and will run through 5:30 a.m. on Monday. During this time, participating police agencies will use search warrants to take blood from motorists who are arrested for driving while intoxicated but refuse to take a breath test.

Tarrant County’s “No Refusal” campaigns are funded by a $301,555 grant and includes all major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Super Bowl, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

As usual, those who are arrested and charged with DWI during a “No Refusal” operation will have their names and ages published on the DA’s website,

“Our message this holiday season is to plan ahead and have a designated driver if you plan on drinking,” said Assistant District Attorney Richard Alpert. “Jail cells and funeral homes don’t make for happy holiday memories.”  

Melody McDonald

Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Twitter: @TarrantDAOffice