Anticipating a Super Bowl blitz? Line up a designated driver.

Tarrant County is implementing a “No Refusal” campaign on Super Bowl Sunday. The initiative will begin at 9:30 p.m. Sunday and run until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

During these hours, participating police agencies will use search warrants to take blood from people who are arrested for driving while intoxicated but refuse to take a breath or blood test.

This marks the second time that a “No Refusal” program has been executed on Super Bowl Sunday. Last year, there were 17 arrests during Tarrant County’s Super Bowl “No Refusal” operation.

Tarrant County’s “No Refusal” campaigns are funded by a $301,555 grant and includes all major holidays, plus Super Bowl Sunday.

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

“Before you start your Super Bowl celebration, make sure that you, your friends, and your family have a sober ride home,” said Assistant Criminal District Attorney Richard Alpert. “Otherwise, the off-the-field DWI penalties could cost you your savings, your freedom, and your life.” 

Melody McDonald

Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office