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NHTSA No-Refusal Weekend Toolkit

The No Refusal program is an enforcement strategy that allows jurisdictions to obtain search warrants for blood samples from suspected impaired drivers who refuse breath tests. Many jurisdictions allow officers to request warrants via phone from on-call judges or magistrates. This enables law enforcement to legally acquire a proper blood sample from drivers who refuse to give a breath sample. During these specified enforcement efforts, prosecutors and judges make themselves available to streamline the warrant acquisition process and help build solid cases that can lead to impaired driving convictions. The No Refusal program should also be highly publicized to let the public know that their chances of being caught, arrested, and convicted increase during these efforts.

Please select, tailor, and distribute the items in this toolkit in a way that best fits your local situation and objectives.

No Refusal
  Earned Media Materials    
Sample Press Releases
Additional Earned Media
Other Resources


  Creative Materials    
Traffic Safety Facts Traffic Safety Facts:
Alcohol-Impaired Driving (2009 Data)


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