Miller County announces "no refusal" DWI policy

Miller County's prosecuting attorney announced a new "no refusal" policy on DWI arrests in the county. Attorney Matt Howard announced the new policy on Tuesday.

Missouri state law currently requires drivers to take a chemical test if they are arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. If the driver refuses to take the test, it can lead to the automatic loss of their license for one year.

In Miller County, law enforcment will be able to file a digital search warrant that can be processed and issued electronically by the court to authorize a blood draw.

Howard says the blood test is more accurate than a breathalyzer test.