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

The Austin Police Department's Spring Break and SXSW "No Refusal" initiative ends with over 200 DWI arrests (Photo: CBS Austin)

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.