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Texas Police to Crack Down on Drunk Driving During Spring Break

Texas Police to Crack Down on Drunk Driving During Spring Break

AUSTIN, TEXAS–On Friday, state troopers with the Department of Public Safety increased patrols to watch for drunk drivers. The increased security, which will remain in effect until March 23, is part of an effort to keep the roads safe during spring break. 

A Texas Department of Transportation grant is funding the additional troopers.

Patrols have specifically been instructed to be on the lookout for drunk motorists during a time period notorious for wild parties and binge drinking. Spring break has historically been a time of increased security in Texas. 

In 2013, DPS troopers arrested more than 1,000 individuals for drunk driving during spring break. 

11,400 speeding citations, 1,600 seat belt tickets, and 12,000 other miscellaneous citations were also written during spring break’s heightened security period of 2013.

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