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Police plan no-refusal weekend

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FORT WORTH, Texas -

Several North Texas police departments are going to make sure you don't drink and drive.

Fort Worth and Dallas police departments are just two of the local agencies joining the No Refusal DWI initiative starting tonight.

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, if you are pulled over and police suspect you've been drinking, officers can obtain a search warrant almost instantly to take your blood sample.

Local judges work out of mobile command centers. If you're pulled over and refuse a breathalyzer test, the judge will sign the warrant and a trained investigator or registered nurse will take your blood.

The no-refusal initiative ends January 1.

The idea is to cut down on the number if impaired drivers on the road. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 3,884 alcohol-involved crashes in Tarrant and Dallas counties last year.

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