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No Refusal weekend leads to several DWI arrests in Corpus Christi

Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 17:26:01-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Nueces County District Attorney's office released data on the Labor Day No Refusal Weekend.
The initiative to impede drinking and driving ran Friday through Sunday. A trained phlebotomist was on duty at the Corpus Christi Detention Center to draw blood from suspected drunk drivers.

The D.A.'s office says over the Labor Day weekend, the Nueces County Jail booked 15 Driving While Intoxicated arrests. Of those arrests, 12 were first time offenders. The remaining 3 were felony-level offenses.
The D.A.'s office is waiting on figures from other law enforcement agencies.

A first time offender could be faced with a Class B misdemeanor charge that includes a $2,000 fine and/ or 180 days in jail.
For anyone with a prior DWI conviction or a Blood Alcohol Concentration above .15 could face a Class A misdemeanor. This could mean a fine up to $4,000 and/ or up to 1 year in jail.
A driver with two or more pior DWI's could face a felony DWI charge. If convicted, this could lead to 2 to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.