POSTED: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 5:14pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 10:51pm
EL PASO - El Paso Police charged 16 people with DWI between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, and no one was killed in a drunk driving crash on Saturday night.
Just days before New Year's Eve, a crash blamed on a suspected drunk driver claimed the lives of two women. The accident raised awareness of DWI around the holidays, and El Paso Police vowed to stop drunk drivers on New Year's Eve with a "No Refusal Operation." That's where a judge is on hand to sign a warrant that allows officers to obtain a blood sample from a driver refusing a breath test.
Within 28-hours, officers charged 16 people with DWI, and no one was killed on El Paso roads overnight.