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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to increase DWI Patrols

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing DWI patrols for the next two weeks,  including the Labor Day holiday weekend

The increased patrols began last Friday, August 21st, and will run through September 7th.  During that time period, Sheriff’s Deputies will be focusing on DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. 

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.

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

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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