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DPS Troopers Make More Than 1,000 DWI Arrests Over July 4th Holiday

Updated: Tuesday, August 5 2014, 03:40 PM CDT
Troopers with the Texas Department of Safety made more than 1,000 DWI arrests during a special enforcement period spanning 11 days, including the July 4th holiday.

“Impaired drivers are a danger to themselves and other travelers across the state, and DPS troopers are dedicated to helping prevent deadly crashes by getting dangerous drivers off the road,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “These holiday patrols are aimed at saving lives and encouraging safe driving practices.”

The DPS Highway Patrol troopers made 1,051 DWI arrests during the enforcement period. Of those arrests, 219 were the direct result of a Texas Department of Transportation grant, a press release said. The gran allowed increased patrols in high risk locations during times when alcohol related crashes are most frequent. 

There were also more than 15,000 speeding citations issued during the enforcement period, more than 2,500 seat belt/child safety seat citations, 626 fugitive arrests, and 564 felony arrests.
DPS Troopers Make More Than 1,000 DWI Arrests Over July 4th Holiday


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