December 15-31, 2017, the Travis County
Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM)
grant which targets drivers who are driving under the influence of alcohol.
This grant is offered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and
will allow the Sheriff’s Office to put additional deputies on the roadway, in
order to increase law enforcement presence and seek out impaired drivers.
TCSO will release a video each week of
the initiative, in which officers who have served on the DWI Unit share their
personal stories. It is our hope that these stories will inspire drivers not to
get behind the wheel after they’ve been drinking this holiday season. The first
video features Lieutenant Belinda Mangum: https://youtu.be/ortBWfM-8Sk
Alcohol related accidents and deaths are
preventable. We are asking for the public to report impaired drivers to 911.
Together, we can reduce impaired drivers on the roadways and save lives.