RELEASE: EPCSO TO INCREASE PATROLS THROUGH THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
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
El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols this week, around the Thanksgiving Day holiday, looking for individuals Driving While Intoxicated.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, will begin increased patrols beginning Wednesday November 25TH, 2015 and continuing through this weekend.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to utilize designated drivers or other means of transportation if they plan on consuming alcohol.
“Don’t Gamble With Your Life, Don’t Drink and Drive,” initiative offers FREE rides to those who have been drinking and need a safe way to get home. For a FREE ride you can call 915-212-7777, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Use designated drivers; our Deputies will be out in full force keeping El Paso roadways safe,” says Sheriff Richard Wiles. “One drink is too many, when getting behind the wheel; this is a NO-REFUSAL County and we will be out looking for DWIs.”
District Attorney Jaime Esparza’s “Out for Blood” anti-DWI effort reminds El Pasoans, if they are arrested for DWI in El Paso, law enforcement will obtain evidence of your intoxication either by a sample of your breath or by a sample of your blood. 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.