In an effort to enhance safety on area roadways the College Station
Police Department has coordinated a DWI Task Force to operate during
Chilifest weekend. This effort will be accomplished with cooperation and assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas A&M University Police Department, Bryan Police Department, Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Brazos County Attorney’s Office, local Magistrates and the College Station Medical Center.
Local law enforcement will utilize multiple officers, deputies and troopers to focus on DWI violations. If a DWI arrest is made, the suspect will be asked to give a sample of their breath or blood in order to determine the alcohol concentration or presence of a controlled substance or drug in their body. If the suspect refuses to provide a sample of breath or blood, a warrant may be sought for a blood sample from the suspect.
If the Magistrate issues a warrant, a blood sample will be taken from the suspect to provide evidence in the DWI case. On April 12th, 13th, and 14th the resources necessary to obtain the warrant and subsequent blood draw will be on hand for law enforcement making DWI arrests.
This effort is intended to discourage anyone from drinking and driving
but is also intended to help prove DWI cases against those who choose to drive while intoxicated. It is the intent of all agencies involved in this effort to prevent property damage, injury, and/or death from occurring to the people in our community.
In addition, there will be a shuttle service operating from the Tejas
Center at Texas Avenue and Villa Maria in Bryan to provide
transportation to the Chilifest event.
Limited parking will be available behind the Whataburger located in the shopping center. Buses will be running beginning at 9 AM on Saturday, April 14th to help Chilifest attendees get to and from Chilifest safely and will run to and from the event until 8 PM. Taxi cabs will be available from the Tejas Center to your final destination. Taxi cab fees will apply.
We want EVERYONE over the age of 21 to drink responsibly and get home safely by utilizing the resources available. Please designate a driver – don’t drink and drive.
The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of
every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be
the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious
activity contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County
Sheriff’s Department at 979-361-3888; contact the College Station
Police Department at 979-764-3600.
Together we can make a difference in our community. Hear It - See It - Report It.