AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas troopers will be out in force over
the long Christmas and New Year's weekends to help keep travelers
The Department of Public Safety on Tuesday said troopers will
concentrate on drivers who may be intoxicated, speeders and people
not wearing seat belts.
All available troopers will be on patrol from Thursday, Dec. 24,
through Sunday, Dec. 27, and again on Thursday, Dec. 31 through
Sunday, Jan. 3.
DPS troopers during the 2008 Christmas period arrested 651
drivers for DWI and issued 15,400 speeding tickets and 2,580 safety
restraint violations. The New Year's holiday period resulted in 304
drivers arrested for DWI. Troopers issued 5,173 speeding tickets
and 912 safety restraint violations.
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