DPS boosts DWI patrols for July 4th holiday

Starting tomorrow, the Highway Patrol will have extra officers on the roads, focusing on DWI patrols.
The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase driving-while-intoxicated patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From Friday, June 28 to Sunday, July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
“The Fourth of July is a time of celebration in our country, and we encourage Texans to enjoy and mark this holiday responsibly,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.
“Impaired driving can quickly turn a time of celebration into a tragedy, so Texans should designate a sober driver or secure another form of transportation if they plan to drink alcohol. Our troopers will also be doing their part during the holiday by increasing their patrols to keep our roadways safe.”
The increased patrols that target impaired driving are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

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