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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to Increase DWI Patrols thanks to Grant

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, with funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation under the Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant and the 2016 STEP Comprehensive Grant, will be putting out additional deputies as part of enhanced Driving While Intoxicated patrols.

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; and we will be out looking for DWIs.”

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that El Paso County is a “no refusal” county.  EPCSO officials say If a driver is arrested for Driving While intoxicated and refuses to submit a sample of their breath for analysis, a search warrant will be obtained and a sample of their blood will be taken. That sample will then be submitted for analysis to determine blood alcohol concentration.

Either way the driver will be booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.

The enhanced patrol operations will be taking place June 24, 2016 till July 5, 2016 throughout El Paso County. The Sheriff’s Office will conduct saturation patrols within high-risk locations during times when alcohol related crashes are most frequent.

 

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