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Vehicular Crimes Division – DWI Pre-Holiday Blitz

This upcoming weekend, Montgomery County Law Enforcement Agencies will conduct a DWI Pre-Holiday Blitz to hopefully send a strong message to drivers that driving while intoxicated in Montgomery County will not be tolerated this holiday season. Starting Friday, November 20, 2015, and continuing through Sunday, November 22, 2015, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, in conjunction with both state and local law enforcement agencies, will increase No Refusal Operations and DWI Enforcement throughout Montgomery County – from East to West. The goal of this initiative is to prevent traffic related crashes and deaths caused by impaired drivers during the upcoming holiday season (Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s).
During this time period, the District Attorney’s office, through their No Refusal TxDOT Grant, will provide nurses, prosecutors, investigators, and judges at various locations throughout the county to assist law enforcement in obtaining blood evidence in cases were a DWI suspect refuses to provide a scientific sample. The process is simple, but effective: 1) an officer makes a DWI arrest and asks the suspect for a breath or blood sample; 2) if the suspect refuses, the officer then meets with a prosecutor who drafts a search warrant for the suspect’s blood; 3) the warrant is sent to an on-call judge who will review the warrant for probable cause; 4) if probable cause is found, a nurse will then take a sample of the DWI suspect’s blood.
These No Refusal Operations ensure that scientific evidence is obtained in all DWI cases and provides the prosecution with strong evidence of guilt or innocence. This weekend, many Montgomery County law enforcement agencies have committed to increasing the number of officers on the streets to catch as many impaired drivers as possible. Some of the participating agencies include:
Conroe Police Department
Magnolia Police Department
Splendora Police Department
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
Department of Public Safety
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Pct. 4 Constables Office
Roman Forest Police Department
Tyler Dunman (Vehicular Crimes Division Chief): “Our goal this weekend is to send a strong message that Law Enforcement is committed to keeping Montgomery County roadways safe for everyone this holiday season. To make sure our message is received, we have additional DPS State Troopers coming in from around the area to work specifically in Montgomery County this weekend. Don’t get caught driving intoxicated, plan ahead, and stay safe.”

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