APD's Spring Break, SXSW 'No Refusal' initiative ends with over 200 DWI arrests

Austin Police made 202 DWI arrests during their extended No Refusal Initiative. All of the arrests were made during the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

APD's official numbers for the initiative break down goes as:

  • Total DWI arrests: 202
  • Total DWI arrests during No Refusal Hours: 202
  • Class A Misdemeanor DWI (with prior conviction): 18
  • Class A Misdemeanor DWI (breath sample over .15): 27
  • Felony DWI (2 or more prior convictions): 9
  • Felony DWI Child Passenger: 5

The extended initiative covered Spring Break and SXSW.