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January 31, 2014   Media and Communications Office


DPS Makes 1,400 DWI Arrests During Holiday Effort
 

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,400 DWI arrests during a special enforcement period from Dec. 13 – Jan. 2. The 21-day DWI enforcement effort included funding from a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) grant. 

“These enhanced patrols are designed to protect the lives of all travelers by taking impaired drivers off Texas roadways,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “The holidays are packed with celebrations, which means an increased potential for drinking and driving, and I’m confident DPS efforts helped prevent potentially deadly crashes.”  

DPS Highway Patrol troopers made 1,490 DWI arrests during the holiday enforcement effort, and 289 of those arrests were a direct result of the increased patrols. The TxDOT grant allowed increased patrols in high-risk locations during the times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.  

DPS enforcement also resulted in more than 24,800 speeding citations, 2,960 seat belt/child safety seat citations, in addition to 1,070 fugitive arrests, and 790 felony arrests during this time period. 


 



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