"No Refusal" Operation Starts Tomorrow Night
POSTED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:57pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:06pm
Police are bulking up their task force this holiday to try and keep the community safe.
Starting tomorrow night until Thursday at 4 a.m. if you're pulled over for a DUI there's a no refusal policy on giving blood or breath samples.
Over half of traffic deaths in El Paso could have been prevented.
"This year we have 67 people who have died on El Paso roads from 60 different fatal traffic collisions of which 38 have alcohol as a contributing factor," Darrel Petry from El Paso Police said.
Some think this could help keep the community safe, but don't like the idea.
"I think its a good way to enforce the law, but its not okay to force people to do something they don't want," one driver said.
Others say the best way to avoid jail time is to have a plan.
"Get a designated driver that way they have a person that's not drunk and the others can drink whatever they want," one driver said.
El Paso Police say they want everyone to enjoy the holiday, but to be responsible.
"Our efforts here are not to curb anybody's celebration time but just to insure that the roads are kept safe for everybody," Petry said.