AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas troopers have made nearly 1,700 driving-while-intoxicated arrests in a special enforcement period that included Labor Day weekend.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced results of the anti-drunken driving push over an 18-day period.
Additional patrol hours were funded by a Texas Department of Transportation grant. Officials say DPS troopers made 1,682 DWI arrests during the enforcement effort, including 218 arrests as a direct result of the increased patrols.
DPS troopers also issued about 24,440 speeding citations, more than 3,540 seat belt-child safety seat citations and made 1,223 fugitive arrests and 977 felony arrests.
The increased enforcement period began Aug. 16 and ran through Sept. 2.
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