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