The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
The Most Viewed Police News Website In Texas
 

DPS Makes 1,400 DWI Arrests During Holiday Effort
Texas Department of Public Safety
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Sgt. Albert "Al" Harlan, 85
ߦ   Armed bandit disarms Houston police officer [VIDEO-PHOTOS]
ߦ   Driver kills himself after brief chase on Crystal Beach
ߦ   Unusual Arrest at Walmart in Porter [PHOTOS]
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   Animal Care Services Offer Spay & Neuter Vouchers
ߦ   City of Houston Loses in Attempt to Access Members’ Private Information
ߦ   Conroe Police Department Case Tracking Log
ߦ   Cop fights parole for female accomplice in brother's murder [VIDEO]
ߦ   Crime Stoppers Reward For Fugitive Wanted For Protective Order Violation
ߦ   Deputies present check to Garth House for child victims
ߦ   Governor Abbott Sets February 17 Special Runoff Election for House District 13
ߦ   Handcuffed woman steals police car then drives off [VIDEO]
ߦ   HPD Teams With Several Agencies To Bust Massive Robbery Ring [MUG SHOTS]
ߦ   Person of interest sought in attempted carjacking [VIDEO]
ߦ   Police Search for Missing 35 Year Old Man
ߦ   Three Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders Captured
ߦ   Trial Begins in Slaying of Seattle Police Officer
ߦ   Trio Passing Fake Hundreds [PHOTOS]
ߦ   Two Cops Shot Inside City Hall After Their Swearing-In Ceremony [VIDEO]
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement Positions
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Bryan Police Department [Updated Jan 12]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff [Updated Jan 28]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Harris County Sheriffs Office [Updated Dec 4]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Texas City Police Department [Updated Jan 21]
ߦ   Alvarez will seek second term as Blue Knights International President
ߦ   Alvin Police Dept. Weekly Offense & Arrest Reports
ߦ   Appeals court to decide if US Marshals may be sued in shooting
ߦ   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
ߦ   Aransas Pass Public Safety Annual Report 2014
ߦ   Arrest in murder of 2 month old baby
ߦ   Austin Police Dept. Fatality Crash #8
ߦ   Austin Police Dept. Fatality Crash #9
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate Arrests Summary
ߦ   BUSTED & CUFFED
ߦ   Camera clarity key for catching criminals
ߦ   College Station Police - Significant Activity Summary
ߦ   Conroe Police Dept. Case Tracking Log
ߦ   Corpus Christi Police Patrol Report 01/27/2015
ߦ   Crime Stopper Reward In Houston Murder Case
ߦ   Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car
ߦ   Employee Shoots at Suspects during a Robbery in Richmond
ߦ   Everyday Behaviors Put Texans at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft
ߦ   Fatality vehicle accident being investigated by La Porte Police
ߦ   FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2014
ߦ   Four jailed in Chambers County car burglaries
ߦ   Friendswood Police Activity Report January 20-26, 2015

   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
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet   Shared 1 times
© 1999-2015 The Police News. All rights reserved.