AUSTIN (AP) – Texas troopers arrested more than 1,100 drivers in a DWI crackdown during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. That number is almost 300 more than a year ago.
The Department of Public Safety on Friday announced results of the special enforcement program.
DPS says 1,106 people were arrested from December 21 to January 1 on charges of driving while intoxicated.
The agency says 442 of those arrests were made by troopers whose patrols were funded through a $2 million Texas Department of Transportation grant that runs through this year.
The money is used for enforcement actions that target impaired driving in high-risk locations during the times when alcohol-related crashes happen most frequently.
The funding will allow DPS to have additional targeted DWI patrols during spring break, July Fourth and Labor Day.
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