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Drunk Drivers

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Pushes States On Disabling Drunk Drivers’ Cars

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants states to require first-time drunken drivers to use alcohol breath monitors before they get behind the wheel.

12/17/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Drunk Drivers Also Put Police & First Responders At Risk

It appears a prominent push to keep drunk drivers off the roads, as the New Year rang in, may be paying off. While the final numbers aren’t in, some North Texas departments say their officers didn’t see a big increase in New Year’s intoxicated drivers.

CBSDFW.COM–01/01/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

4th Of July “No Refusal Weekend” Begins Tonight

As a part of the 4th of July “No Refusal” Weekend, anyone suspected of driving or boating while intoxicated, and who refuses to submit to a breathalyzer test, will have a search warrant issued against them for police to take a blood specimen.

07/03/2012

A man is given a field sobriety test after he was stopped by police officers. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

North Texas Law Enforcement Kicking Up Anti-Drunk Driving Efforts

It’s the time of year when police have to deal with more tipsy drivers so, law enforcement agencies across North Texas are stepping up drunk driving enforcement, beginning this week.

11/21/2011

The badge and uniform of a Texas State trooper. (FILE) (credit: Getty Images/Chris Hondros)

Grant Helps State Troopers Make More Drunk Driving Arrests

A little extra cash made a huge dent in the number of drunks being taken off the roads recently. A special grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) paid for state troopers to spend extra time patrolling for drunk drivers.

07/19/2011

A woman walks the white line during a field sobriety test. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Consider Bill Allowing Sobriety Checkpoints

Whether you drink alcohol or not, you could soon find yourself stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. The Texas legislature is once again considering a bill to make them legal in the state.

CBSDFW.COM–04/13/2011

Texas Department of Transportation drunk driving bar and restaurant poster. (credit: TxDOT)

New Ways For Super Bowl Fans To Avoid DWIs

If you ask officials from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), when it comes to Super Bowl fans “it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you get home that matters”.

CBSDFW.COM–01/31/2011

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Dallas Officer In Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver

The incident serves as an example of why you can expect to see more officers on the streets over the next few weeks.

CBSDFW.COM–11/22/2010