More Than 1,100 Texas DWI Arrests Over Holidays

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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  • Opinionsforall

    And how many of those involved search warrants to withdraw blood from their victims?!!

  • callen34

    The State has lowered the blood alcohol from .10 to .08 which makes it possible to convict almost anyone who has had almost nothing to drink. This has stuffed yet more cash into the judicial system, which is all they really care about. It is all about taking more cash out of your wallet and putting it in theirs.

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