AUSTIN (August 5, 2014) State troopers made nearly 1,100 DWI arrests over an 11-day stepped up enforcement effort that coincided with the long Fourth of July weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday.
DPS troopers made 1,051 DWI arrests during the effort, which ended on July 7.
“Impaired drivers are a danger to themselves and other travelers across the state, and DPS troopers are dedicated to helping prevent deadly crashes by getting dangerous drivers off the road,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.
“These holiday patrols are aimed at saving lives and encouraging safe driving practices.”
Troopers also issued more than 15,000 speeding citations, more than 2,500 seat belt/child safety seat citations, arrested 626 fugitives and made 564 felony arrests.
A grant from the Texas Department of Transportation funded the enforcement effort.