No Refusal

State troopers set up no-refusal checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend under a law passed earlier this year that makes it much harder for drivers suspected of being under the influence to refuse alcohol tests.

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; Sept. 4, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated zero alcohol-related fatal accidents in the 16 counties chosen for “No Refusal” DUI enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday period. Additionally, just […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; August 30, 2012:  NASHVILLE— Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the department’s second “No Refusal” enforcement campaign at a joint press conference with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and Mothers […]

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Tennessee drivers forced to submit to blood tests will not be added to a national DNA database used by law enforcement, state officials said. The state this year enacted a no-refusal law under which judges can issue warrants at the time of a traffic stop to force drivers to take sobriety tests.

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Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Safety; July 10, 2012:  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the results from the state’s first-ever “No Refusal” DUI enforcement effort which took place in five counties over the July Fourth holiday period. The campaign was a coordinated effort by the Tennessee Highway […]

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Press release from the Department of Safety; July 2, 2012:   NASHVILLE — Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today partnered with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and various local and state officials to announce this weekend’s first-ever “No Refusal” enforcement campaign. The “No […]

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