‘No Refusal’ DUI Crackdown in full force

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(Memphis) - If your holiday fun includes any driving, you could see blue lights in your rear view mirror.  Law enforcement officers are not slowing down when it comes to traffic violations.

Police are on the  job this Labor Day. They are on the lookout for dangers on the road. It didn't take long for their radar guns to pick up a speeding motorist. 

Alfreda Boyd was caught.

"I was trying to get there  because I am supposed to be there at 12:00 and I am running a little late, but it's fine. It was my fault so. We always gotta pay for it, huh?" said Boyd.

But officers were also looking for something else, drivers who have been drinking.

A Shelby County Metro DUI Squad conducted a crackdown at Hacks Cross Road near Shelby Drive Sunday.
  
It resulted in 8 arrests, but only one for DUI.

As a part of the No Refusal Law, officers can have a driver take a Breath Alcohol Content Test even if the driver doesn't want to.

Judges are on stand by to approve warrants immediately and medics can be sent to the traffic scene to get a blood sample on site.

It happened to 22-year-old Jonathan Lanz Sunday night on Appling Road.

A Deputy who pulled Lanz over says he smelled alcohol and saw Lanz's bloodshot eyes. He says Lanz refused to submit to a breath test, so they got a search warrant and a Medic came to draw blood.

Lanz was arrested for DUI.

While some of the checkpoints are over, the No Refusal  weekend crackdown isn't.

Holiday revelers, beware.

Sixteen other counties in Tennessee are also taking part in the  No Refusal crackdown this holiday weekend.

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