The Columbus Division of Police is following in the footsteps of the successful “No Refusal Weekend” that the Delaware County Sheriff’s office participated in Memorial weekend. This is a first for Columbus Police and it will make this holiday weekend quite different from years past.Starting Thursday, July 3, if you are pulled over by The Columbus Division of Police and suspected of being impaired, you only have two choices, take the breathalyzer test or have a nurse take your blood. Traditionally if someone is pulled over, suspected of driving under the influence, they could refuse the breathalyzer. This holiday weekend, anyone that refuses to take the breathalyzer will be taken to a local hospital. Hospital officials will then draw their blood after the arresting officer has a signed search warrant from an awaiting judge.

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