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AUSTIN (AP) – Texas troopers will be out in force looking for drunken drivers and travelers not buckled up during Thanksgiving and through the weekend.

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DPS on Monday urged drivers to use caution while on the roads this holiday week.

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Texas troopers, during last year’s Thanksgiving period, arrested 242 people for DWI, issued 5,223 speeding citations, plus wrote 682 citations for no insurance. Troopers also issued 599 seat belt-child safety seat citations.

DPS patrols during Thanksgiving 2014 also resulted in 135 fugitive arrests and 97 felony arrests.

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