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Posted on: August 22, 2017

DA, SHERIFF AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HOLD "NO REFUSAL" WEEKEND PRESS CONFERENCE

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Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr., Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra and every law enforcement agency in Hidalgo County will kick off the third annual “No Refusal” Labor Day weekend crackdown on drunk driving with a news conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the Hidalgo County Courthouse.


“We’re hoping our news media partners will show all of law enforcement represented at the news conference and report on the crackdown ahead of the Labor Day weekend to educate the public of the dangers of drinking and driving,” said Rodriguez.


The crackdown by municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies will run Thursday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 4.


“Anyone who refuses to provide a breath sample is subject to blood testing at the scene, a medical facility, or nearest jail facility,” Rodriguez said. “No exceptions. We want the public to be aware that their chances of being arrested and convicted will increase.”


Rodriguez said people have the right to travel safely, free from dangerous drivers, so preventing drunk driving accidents is a top priority.


“Our goal is to prevent injuries and fatalities related to drunk driving, so, along with the crackdown, we strive to educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving,” said Rodriguez.

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