RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE DWI PATROLS–LABOR DAY

RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE DWI PATROLS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing DWI patrols from August 21st, 2015 – September 7th, 2015 to include the Labor Day holiday. 

Beginning Friday, August 21st – September 7th, Sheriff’s Deputies will be focusing on DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. 

Last year in Texas, 21 people were killed and 42 were seriously injured in 338 alcohol-related crashes over the Labor Day holiday.

The increased patrols that target impaired driving are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  

El Paso is a no refusal county; law enforcement officials will obtain blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and motorcyclists. Drivers convicted of DWI in Texas face costs up to $17,000 plus possible jail time, limited career prospects and loss of driver’s license.

Published 26 August 2015 10:23 AM by lantunez

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