Ninety percent took breathalyzer test; five of the six who were forced into blood tests were repeat DUI offenders.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, September 9, 2011
A total of six search warrants were issued over the Labor Day weekend for arrestees who refused to take a breathalyzer as part of DuPage County's "no-refusal" DUI campaign. Police in DuPage were issued search warrants for suspected drunken drivers who refused the breath test, and each arrestee was given a mandatory blood tests to determine blood-alcohol content. According to the DuPage State's Attorney's Office, of the six arrestees, one was a first-time suspected DUI offender. Three were three-time offenders, and two of them had three DUI arrests in 2011, alone. Three of the arrestees also had suspended or revoked licenses for a prior DUI arrest. In one case, a warrant was issued for an arrestee who had been arrested five times for DUI. …
Police will get a search warrant for those who refuse to be tested for DUI.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
In addition to increased patrols over the Labor Day holiday, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba announced Tuesday that law enforcement officers throughout DuPage County will participate in a countywide “No Refusal Weekend." The initiative is designed to combat the increasing number of suspected drunk drivers who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer following an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. A search warrant will be sought for anyone who refuses to submit to a breathalyzer in DuPage County over Labor Day weekend. A licensed phlebotomist will be on hand to draw the arrestee’s blood for DUI testing following the issuance of a search warrant. “According to the U.S. Department …