No-refusal to be enforced during Poteet Strawberry Festival

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POTEET, Texas – Local law enforcement is implementing a no-refusal policy in Atascosa County ahead of the Poteet Strawberry Festival.

Beginning Thursday, drivers arrested for driving while intoxicated who refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer will have a sample of their blood taken with a search warrant.

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The no-refusal period will begin Thursday and runs through Sunday. 

"The no-refusal weekend is designed to help keep intoxicated drivers off roadways and protect all travelers on area roadways," the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release. "DPS urges motorists to obey all traffic laws and never drink and drive."