DPS Looking For Drunk Drivers During Labor Day Holiday

The Labor Day weekend has arrived and Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will be out in force looking for impaired drivers and speeders.

The increased enforcement is part of a program that places focused DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

These extra patrols are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Last year, troopers arrested 718 people for DWI during the Labor Day holiday.

Troopers also wrote 12,065 speeding citations; 2,056 seat belt/child restraint tickets; and 1,943 no insurance citations.

During the Labor Day holiday, DPS also is a participant in Operation CARE, Combined Accident Reduction Effort, a nationwide effort by police agencies to reduce fatalities during holidays.