Sun July 6, 2014
Two Warrants Issued During "No Refusal Weekend" In Eugene.
Two "blood draw warrants" were sought during the July 4th "No Refusal Weekend" in Eugene. Extra officers were on patrol looking for intoxicated drivers during a six hour block, Friday. 9 drivers were cited for impaired driving, 7 of those voluntarily agreed to a breath sample. The Eugene Police Department says during "No Refusal Weekend" not a single crash was reported, there were no fatalities, or property damage as a result of impaired driving. EPD was joined by Springfield Police Department and Oregon State Police as part of the state-wide effort to obtain blood samples. Blood tests were only used when a suspected driver refused a breath analysis, and after a warrant was obtained from a prosecutor and judge.
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