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The Irving Police Department recently participated in the state-wide Impaired Driving Mobilization grant over the Spring Break holiday.
Irving officers made 26 DWI arrests during the no-refusal operation. Seven DPS troopers also participated in the operation and made 21 arrests for DWI. The Grand Prairie Police Department also utilized the operation, bringing six DWI arrests to Irving for blood draws.
Throughout the holiday, the Irving Police Department partnered with law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as TXDOT, in order to provide additional manpower with the primary focus of locating and arresting impaired drivers. Two no-refusal operations were conducted in conjunction with the grant. During the no-refusal operations, those arrested for DWI were only offered a blood test. If the arrested person refused to provide a sample, a judge was present in order to authorize a warrant for a blood draw.
The Irving Police Department will continue to participate in the state-wide grant, which has shown continued success in Irving and across the state. Over the no-refusal weekend there were no alcohol related crashes in Irving.
Source: City of Irving