DPS makes nearly 1,700 DWI arrest during special enforcement period

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:05am

The Texas Department of Public Safety makes nearly 1,700 driving while intoxicated arrests in a special enforcement period.

Statewide, the department made 1,682 arrests from August 16th to September 2nd, this was a result of an anti-drunk driving push.

Extra patrol hours were funded through a state grant and is a DPS enforcement effort which resulted in more than 24,000 speeding citations and more than 3,500 seat belt and child safety seat citations.

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