The Department will have additional officers on duty with the primary purpose of locating and arresting impaired drivers. These officers will be patrolling throughout the City to ensure compliance through visibility and enforcement.
Troopers from the Department of Public Safety will be partnering with the Irving Police Department in an effort to increase the number of officers looking for impaired drivers. This will be the first No-Refusal operation where the two agencies have teamed up in order to increase visibility and enforcement.
During this holiday weekend, the officers and troopers will be utilizing a no-refusal approach to DWI enforcement. When a person is arrested for DWI, they will be offered a blood test (no breath test will be offered). If anyone refuses to provide a blood sample, a judge will be present in order to authorize a warrant for a blood draw.
The goal of the operation is to keep drivers safe as they travel through Irving. Driving impaired is simply not worth it, so don’t take the chance. Remember, “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.”
Please join us in our efforts to ensure that our streets and highways are safe for all to travel. If you see a driver or vehicle that needs our attention, and you (or a passenger) can do so safely, call 9-1-1 with the information.
Source: City of Irving