GALVESTON — A no refusal program to deter drunken driving will be enforced in Galveston County from today through Monday, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office.

The program allows officers to obtain blood search warrants for suspected drunken drivers, which can be used as evidence in driving while intoxicated cases.

There was a 23 percent increase in deaths from alcohol-related car accidents throughout the state between spring break in 2012 and the same period of time in 2013, according to the district attorney’s office.

A blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher is considered legally impaired in Texas.

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