Tuesday, June 15, 2021

SLPD Participates in “No Refusal” Campaign for Labor Day Weekend

 

The Southlake Police Department will again be participating in the state’s Labor Day Weekend Holiday – ‘No Refusal’ traffic enforcement campaign. The goal is to help keep travelers safe and take dangerous drivers off the road.

Beginning Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. through Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5:30 a.m., SLPD will begin increasing patrols.  Police officers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. Individuals arrested for DWI, who refuse to take a breath or blood test, face having their blood drawn once officers seek a search warrant from a judge.

According to TxDOT, in 2014 more than 1,000 people in Texas were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, accounting for 29 percent of the year’s total traffic fatalities.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a 0.08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger, cause bodily injury or death to another person.  Besides an arrest for driving while intoxicated, you can also face charges for child endangerment, intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter.

The consequences of drinking and driving are severe. The loss of life is tragic for everyone involved. In addition to jail time, drivers who are arrested for driving while intoxicated can face fines, fees, and associated costs of up to $17,000.

The Southlake Police Department is urging everyone to be safe during the Labor Day Weekend Holiday; and If you plan to drink, please plan ahead by arranging to have a designated driver bring you home or arrange for a taxi to pick you up.

'No Refusal' Campaign Set for July 4th Holiday

The Southlake Police Department will again be participating in the state’s July 4th Holiday – ‘No Refusal’ traffic enforcement campaign. The goal is to help keep travelers safe and take dangerous drivers off the road.

Beginning June 26th through Tuesday morning, July 7th, SLPD will begin increasing patrols.  Police officers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. Individuals arrested for DWI, who refuses to take a breath or blood test, face having their blood drawn once officers seek a search warrant from a judge.

According to TxDOT, in 2014 more than 1,000 people in Texas were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, accounting for 29 percent of the year’s total traffic fatalities.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a 0.08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger, cause bodily injury or death to another person.  Besides an arrest for driving while intoxicated, you can also face charges for child endangerment, intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter.

The consequences of drinking and driving are severe. The loss of life is tragic for everyone involved. In addition to jail time, drivers who are arrested for driving while intoxicated can face fines, fees, and associated costs of up to $17,000.

The Southlake Police Department is urging everyone to be safe during the July 4th Holiday; and If you plan to drink, please plan ahead by arranging to have a designated driver bring you home or arrange for a taxi to pick you up.

Don’t risk getting a DWI conviction.

Play it safe by remembering a few simple tips.

 Don’t drink and drive.

  • Plan ahead and designate a driver.
  • Contact SoberRides.org
  • Call a cab, or a sober friend.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Southlake Police Officers want you to arrive home safely. For more information http://www.txdot.gov/safety/tips/intoxication.htm

"No Refusal" Kicks Off During Super Bowl Weekend

norefusalwebbanner_12-9_v2The Southlake Police Department will again be participating with Tarrant County’s “No Refusal” campaign for Super Bowl weekend.  The initiative will begin Friday, January 30th at 9:30 p.m. and run through Monday, February 2nd at 5:30 a.m. Individuals arrested for DWI, who refuses to take a breath or blood test, face having their blood drawn once officers seek a search warrant from a judge.

This marks the third time that a “No Refusal” program has been executed on Super Bowl Sunday and the first time it has been extended to cover the entire weekend.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a 0.08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger, cause bodily injury or death to another person.  Besides an arrest for driving while intoxicated, you can also face charges for child endangerment, intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter.

The consequences of drinking and driving are severe. The loss of life is tragic for everyone involved. In addition to jail time, drivers who are arrested for driving while intoxicated can face fines, fees, and associated costs of up to $17,000.

The Southlake Police Department is urging everyone to be safe during Super Bowl weekend and If you plan to drink, please plan ahead by arranging to have a designated driver bring you home or arrange for a taxi to pick you up.

Don’t risk getting a DWI conviction.

Play it safe by remembering a few simple tips.

 Don’t drink and drive.

  • Plan ahead and designate a driver.
  • Contact SoberRides.org
  • Call a cab, or a sober friend.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Southlake Police Officers want you to arrive home safely. For more information http://www.txdot.gov/safety/tips/intoxication.htm

Southlake Police Prepare for “No Refusal”

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are almost here and the Southlake Police Department wants to remind everyone to drive safely and don’t drink and drive.  Southlake P.D. will again take part in the Tarrant County “NO REFUSAL WEEKEND” from Wednesday, December 24th at 9:30 p.m. to Friday, January 2nd at 5:30 a.m.

No Refusal means if you are arrested for DWI and refuse to give a breath sample or allow your blood to be drawn, the officer will apply for a search warrant to have a specimen of blood taken from you.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a 0.08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger, cause bodily injury or death to another person.  Besides an arrest for driving while intoxicated, you can also face charges for child endangerment, intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter.

The consequences of drinking and driving are severe. According to TxDOT, there were over 2,300 DUI-alcohol traffic crashes in Texas last holiday season (Dec. 1, 2013 – Jan. 1, 2014), resulting in 763 serious injuries and 92 fatalities. The loss of life is tragic for everyone involved. In addition to jail time, drivers who are arrested for driving while intoxicated can face fines, fees, and associated costs of up to $17,000. The Southlake Police Department will be increasing patrols this holiday. “We hope that increased visibility by law enforcement this holiday season can save lives on the road,” said Police Chief Steve Mylett.

Not only will individuals arrested for DWI face serious consequences including jail time and fines but more importantly, they risk taking a life or causing serious harm to themselves and others.  The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) encourages Texans to give the gift of a sober ride this holiday season. It’s a gift that could save a life while also protecting drivers from the serious consequences including legal and financial troubles that can result from drinking and driving. SoberRides.org is one way to find a safe ride home.

The Southlake Police Department is urging everyone to be safe this Holiday Season. If you plan to drink, please plan ahead by arranging to have a designated driver bring you home or arrange for a taxi to pick you up.

Don’t risk getting a DWI conviction.  Play it safe by remembering a few simple tips.

Don’t drink and drive.

  • Plan ahead and designate a driver.
  • Contact SoberRides.org
  • Call a cab, or a sober friend.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Southlake Police Officers will continue to work to keep the City streets and highways safe this Holiday Season.  For more information http://www.txdot.gov/safety/tips/intoxication.htm

Southlake Police Prepare for "No Refusal" Initiative on Halloween Night

Please Don’t Drink and Drive!

This Halloween weekend, the Southlake Police Department will take part in the Tarrant County “NO REFUSAL WEEKEND” from Friday October 31st. until Monday November 2nd.   This means if you are arrested for DWI and refuse to give a breath sample or allow your blood to be drawn, the officer will apply for a search warrant to have a specimen of blood taken from you.

The consequences of drinking and driving are severe. Did you know—that someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol almost every 20 minutes? The Southlake Police Department is urging everyone to be safe this Halloween Weekend.  If you plan to drink, please plan ahead by arranging to have a designated driver bring you home.  Individuals arrested for DWI face serious consequences including jail time and fines but more importantly, they risk taking a life or causing serious harm to themselves and others.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a 0.08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger, cause bodily injury or death to another person.  Besides an arrest for driving while intoxicated, you can also face charges for child endangerment, intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter. These offenses, in conjunction with DWI, are punishable by significant fines, and lengthy prison sentences.

The fines and punishments increase dramatically following a first offense. Don’t risk getting a DWI conviction.  Play it safe by remembering a few simple tips.

  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Plan ahead and designate a driver.
  • Call a cab, or a sober friend.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “The message is simple. Don’t drink and drive, period! Don’t let one bad decision change your life forever. The consequences can last a lifetime.”

Southlake Police Officers will continue to work to keep the City streets and highways safe this Halloween weekend.  For more information http://www.txdot.gov/safety/tips/intoxication.htm

 

 

No Refusal Holiday ~ Don't Drink and Drive

Don’t Drink and Drive!

IMPORTANT REMINDER ~ The Southlake Police Department is taking part in the Tarrant County “NO REFUSAL HOLIDAY” from Tuesday December 24th until Tuesday December 31st. This means if you are arrested for DWI and refuse to give a specimen of your breath or blood the officer will apply for a search warrant to have a specimen of blood taken from you.

The Southlake Police Department is urging everyone to be safe this Holiday Season. Statistics show that someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol almost every 20 minutes. Please do not drink and drive if you’ve had too much alcohol. Take a cab or have a designated driver. Individuals arrested for DWI face serious consequences including jail time and fines but more importantly, they risk taking a life or causing serious harm to themselves and others.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger, cause bodily injury or death to another.  Besides an arrest for driving while intoxicated, you can also face charges for child endangerment, Intoxication Assault, or Intoxication Manslaughter. These offenses in conjunction with DWI are punishable by significant fines, and lengthy prison sentences.

The fines and punishments increase dramatically following a first offense. Don’t risk getting a DWI conviction.  Play it safe by remembering a few simple tips.

  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Plan ahead and designate a sober driver.
  • Call a cab, or a sober friend.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “The message is simple. Don’t drink and drive, period! Don’t let one bad decision change your life forever. The consequences can last a lifetime.” Please have a safe and happy holiday.

Southlake Police Officers will continue to work to keep the City streets and highways safe this Holiday.  For more information http://www.txdot.gov/safety/tips/intoxication.htm

Don't Drink and Drive – No Refusal Holiday Weekend

This Thanksgiving Day weekend, the Southlake Police Department will take part in the Tarrant County “NO REFUSAL WEEKEND” from Wednesday November 27th until Monday December 2nd.  This means if you are arrested for DWI and refuse to give a specimen of your breath or blood the officer will apply for a search warrant to have a specimen of blood taken from you.

Did you know—that someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol almost every 20 minutes? The Police Department is urging everyone to be safe this Thanksgiving Weekend.  Please do not drink and drive if you’ve had too much alcohol. Individuals arrested for DWI face serious consequences including jail time and fines but more importantly, they risk taking a life or causing serious harm to themselves and others.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a 0.08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger; cause bodily injury or death to another individual.  If arrested for driving while intoxicated, you can also face charges for child endangerment, Intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter. These offenses in conjunction with DWI are punishable by significant fines, and lengthy prison sentences.

The fines and punishments increase dramatically following a first offense. Don’t risk getting a DWI conviction.  Follow these tips to increase safety.

  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Plan ahead and designate a driver.
  • Call a cab, or a sober friend.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “The message is simple. Don’t drink and drive, period. Don’t let one bad decision change your life forever. The consequences can last a lifetime.”

Southlake Police Officers will continue to work to keep the City streets and highways safe this Holiday weekend.  For more information http://www.txdot.gov/safety/tips/intoxication.htm