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'No refusal' campaign kicks off Tuesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee law enforcement officials are intensifying their crackdown on drunken driving with the state's first-ever "no refusal" campaign.

The "no refusal" measure passed during the recent Legislature and was signed by the governor in May. It allows judges to compel blood tests from people arrested on drunken driving charges.

The "no refusal" enforcement period runs Tuesday through Sunday. It will take place in selected counties that have experienced increased cases of impaired driving this year, specifically Anderson, Bradley, Davidson, Maury and Warren counties.

The campaign coincides with the state's Fourth of July enforcement period, which runs Wednesday through Sunday.

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