DPS arrest 1,600 drunk drivers during holiday enforcement
AUSTIN, TX (DPS) — Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,600 DWI arrests during a special enforcement period recently, which included the Labor Day holiday. The targeted DWI enforcement, which spanned 18 days, included additional patrol hours funded by a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) grant.
DPS Highway Patrol troopers made 1,682 DWI arrests during the Labor Day enforcement effort, and 218 of those arrests were a direct result of the increased patrols funded by the TxDOT grant.
This DPS enforcement effort also resulted in more than 24,440 speeding citations, more than 3,540 seat belt/child safety seat citations, 1,223 fugitive arrests and 977 felony arrests.