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Texas DPS Ramps Up DWI Patrols for Holiday Season


The holiday season has long been a troubling time for law enforcement officers throughout the country. Each year during the holidays, drunk driving causes thousands of preventable accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Last year in Texas, DPS troopers made over 1,200 DWI arrests during the Christmas and New Years’ Holidays. This year, officials are increasing DWI enforcement and patrols.

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, increased DWI enforcement will span a 21-day period from December, 13 through January, 2. This time of year is historically yields the highest amount of drunk driving related crashes, often as a result of holiday parties and get-togethers.

Officials will increase the amount of officers on the road and will focus on DWI saturation patrols in high-risk areas. They are urging residents throughout the state to designate a sober driver or to arrange rides when drinking alcohol. Those who are arrested and charged with DWI can expect harsh consequences if convicted.

At Billy Skinner & Associates, our Houston DWI attorneys are prepared to provide immediate support and legal assistance to local residents who may find themselves facing criminal allegations for driving while intoxicated. With severe penalties at stake, working with experienced, proven lawyers is of the utmost importance.

If you or your loved one faces DWI allegations this holiday season, place your trust in a firm that has successfully handled a wide range of DWI cases in the past. Discuss your case with a member of our legal team during a free consultation by calling (713) 600-7777.

Categories: Criminal Defense, DWI