The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          

 
Click To Visit My Campaign Facebook Page


 

DPS Makes 1,400 DWI Arrests During Holiday Effort
Texas Department of Public Safety
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   In Memoriam - Retired Lieutenant George L. Machac
ߦ   5 Lives In 2 Days
ߦ   Abilene Man Sentenced to 121 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Prepubescent Child Pornography
ߦ   Acevedo: Officer who shot naked teen has ‘tough questions’ to answer
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Arlington, Texas, Businessman Sentenced to Statutory Maximum of 36 Months in Federal Prison and Fined $250,000 for Omitting Nearly $5 Million in Income on Filed Tax Return
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff - Inmate Arrest Summary
ߦ   Calls For Service - Harris County Constable Mark Herman
ߦ   Caring Deputies Mix Baby Formula By Flashlight For Baby After Pulling Over Drunk Dad
ߦ   Constable's Deputies Arrest 12 in Undercover Prostitution Operation
ߦ   Endangered Missing Person
ߦ   Female Rikers Island officer charged with rape
ߦ   Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime for Threatening to Firebomb Two Mosques and Shoot Worshippers
ߦ   Galveston County Commissioners Court Agenda - Feb 16
ߦ   Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Terminated
ߦ   Have you seen this child?
ߦ   How do we help the first responders who endure trauma when helping us?
ߦ   La Porte Police to host active shooter response & open carry discussions
ߦ   Officer Involved Shooting
ߦ   Police Need Your Help Identifying These Two Suspects
ߦ   San Angelo Man Sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison for Transporting Child Pornography
ߦ   Santa Fe Bounty BBQ Cookoff - March 11-12
ߦ   South Dallas DTO Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison on Drug Distribution Conspiracy and Kidnapping Convictions
ߦ   Two Judges, Three Trials, Four Guilty
ߦ   Employment
ߦ   Police News - Calendar of Events
ߦ   18 grams of Methamphetamine Arrest
ߦ   50 Charged in Methamphetamine/Cocaine Distribution Conspiracies
ߦ   Aggravated Sexual Assault
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Auto Theft Reminds Citizens "Your Car Is Not a Safe"
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff - Inmate Arrest Summary
ߦ   Chambers County Woman Guilty of Federal Income Tax Violations
ߦ   Community mourns loss of fallen Riverdale police major
ߦ   Construction Begins On National Law Enforcement Museum

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:


FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   PRESS RELEASE

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. 


 



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
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet   Shared 1 times
© 1999-2016 The Police News. All rights reserved.