NEWS RELEASE – DWI “2016 Spring Break” Results

NEWS RELEASE – DWI “2016 Spring Break” Results

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

DWI ENFORCEMENT DURING “SPRING BREAK”

During the “Spring Break” period, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office increased Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement. From March 4, 2016 to March 21, 2016 additional deputies were assigned to various areas throughout El Paso County to locate and arrest DWI drivers. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office utilized funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, through the 2016 STEP Comprehensive Grant and 2016 Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant, to enhance their enforcement. A total of (42) drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses. Of the (42) arrests, (6) arrests were made under the 2016 Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant. (9) arrests were made under the 2016 STEP Comprehensive Grant. Additionally, one driver was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance under 1 gram and Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces.

Arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office during the reporting period are as follows:

-22 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated

-6 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated 2nd offense

-1 arrest for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more

-12 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated Breath Alcohol Content over .15

-1 arrest for Driving While Intoxicated with child under 15 years of age

42 TOTAL

Published 26 March 2016 01:35 PM by lantunez

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