The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
The Most Viewed Police News Website In Texas
 

DPS Increases Spring Break DWI Enforcement
Austin
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Daily Bulletin - Arrests - Galveston County
ߦ   Woman, 21, killed in Conroe motorcycle wreck was deputy
ߦ   Austin Police Department - Modified Police Academy
ߦ   City of Friendswood: Full-Time Peace Officer & Part-Time Public Service Officer
ߦ   City of Santa Fe: Entry Level Police Officer Exam
ߦ   Great Careers - Houston Police Dept. Is Hiring
ߦ   3 Jailed In New Caney Drug Busts [MUG SHOTS]
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Arpaio/Klayman file appellate brief in D.C. Circuit to invalidate Obama's executive action on amnesty
ߦ   Austin Police Dept 2014 Murder #20: UPDATE
ߦ   Beaumont Police Arrest Burglary Suspect
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff Inmate Arrests Summary
ߦ   BUSTED & CUFFED
ߦ   Charge upgraded in crash that killed Nederland teen
ߦ   College Station Police Significant Activity Report
ߦ   Crime Stoppers Reward Offered In Home Invasion Case
ߦ   FBI List Most Wanted Terrorist
ߦ   Fort Worth Police Officer Involved In Shooting
ߦ   Fort Worth Residential Structure Fire with Fatality 2812 Finley St
ߦ   Friendswood Fire Marshal’s Office to Host Skywarn Class
ߦ   Friendswood Police Release Annual Crime Report for 2014
ߦ   Missing, Abducted and Lost Children
ߦ   Montgomery County Deputy Killed In Motorcycle Crash
ߦ   Montgomery County Deputy Seriously Injured When Hit By Car
ߦ   One year later, investigators continue to seek information in murder of Cypress area family
ߦ   Police Conduct Death Investigation on Paul Jones Avenue
ߦ   Police searching for 'person of interest' in death of Kilgore man [MUG SHOT]
ߦ   Police ticket driver for “eating while driving” under the distracted driving law.[WATCH]
ߦ   Sheriff Garcia Helps Launch National Immigration Task Force
ߦ   Shooter convicted of murder in 2007 Port Arthur murder
ߦ   Texas bill would authorize teachers to use deadly force against students (poll)
ߦ   Update: Reed’s BBQ Burglar Becomes Serial
ߦ   West Coast Homicide Suspect Arrested in San Antonio
ߦ   12 inmates lined up for 2015 executions in Texas
ߦ   Ala. officer dies in crash of his patrol car
ߦ   APD Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit are seeking possible witnesses to biohazard spill
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Ask, "Are You Trying To Reach Us?"
ߦ   Austin Police Dept. Fatality Crash #10
ߦ   Beaumont Police Department hosts annual awards banquet today
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office Inmate Arrests Summary
ߦ   City of Friendswood Named One Of Top 100 Safest Cities
ߦ   College Station Police Dept. Significant Activity Summary
ߦ   Conroe Police Dept. Case Tracking Log
ߦ   Corpus Christi Police Patrol Report 01/29/2015
ߦ   Corpus Christi Police Stop Forgery Operation
ߦ   Daily Bulletin - Arrests - Galveston County
ߦ   Denton County Man Guilty of Wire Fraud Charges
ߦ   Driver fights company over bill for wrongfully towed car [WATCH]
ߦ   Driver kills himself after brief chase on Crystal Beach

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

March 4, 2013

 

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols from March 8 - March 17, one of the most active Spring Break periods in Texas. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target intoxicated drivers are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.
 

"Too frequently people choose to drink and drive during Spring Break, which is an extremely dangerous decision that often leads to senseless tragedy," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "Getting impaired drivers off the roads during Spring Break is a major priority for the department, and we also urge the public to make responsible decisions, such as designating a non-drinking driver or finding alternative transportation if they are impaired."
 

During last year's Spring Break enforcement period, DPS troopers made more than 1,000 DWI arrests, and approximately 300 were the direct result of the increased patrols funded by the grant. DPS enforcement also resulted in more than 9,400 speeding citations, 1,500 seat belt/child safety seat tickets and 12,500 other citations. In addition, troopers made 545 fugitive arrests and 402 felony arrests during routine patrol operations.
 

The drinking age in Texas is 21, and any driver under that age with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system can be charged with breaking the law. Additional troopers will also be patrolling in areas with high concentrations of Spring Break activity.
 

DPS offers the following tips for safe travel during the Spring Break holiday:

Slow down - especially in bad weather, construction areas, heavy traffic and unfamiliar areas.
Eliminate distractions while driving, including the usage of mobile devices.
Buckle up everyone in the vehicle - it's the law.
Don't drive fatigued, and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
Drive defensively, as holiday travel may present additional challenges.
Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before your trip begins.
Slow down or move over for tow trucks and police, fire and EMS vehicles stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated - it's the law.
Avoid travel to Mexico. (U.S. citizens who do travel to Mexico should always check the U.S. Department of State website for the latest information regarding security issues in Mexico, and they should register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program by visiting http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html.)

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2015 The Police News. All rights reserved.