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Posted on: August 14, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Labor Day Impaired Driving Mobilization

Beginning August 15 through September 1, 2014, the Kerrville Police Department will join forces with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the state in the "Labor Day Impaired Driving Mobilization Crackdown".

The crackdown serves as a high-visibility enforcement effort to decrease crashes, fatalities, and injuries during the Labor Day holiday which has become notorious when drivers make the deadly decision to drink and drive.

During the 2013 mobilization period, Kerrville police arrested 8 individuals for Driving While Intoxicated and made more than 19 arrests for Public Intoxication which could have resulted in a DWI arrest if the persons had been driving.

The program has proven to be a success with no reported fatalities in our community during the mobilization period of 2013. Traffic Sergeant Martin Morris said "Together, we can make Kerrville roadways safer for everyone – Don’t drink & Drive".

A DWI arrest and conviction in Texas can result in jail time, up to $17,000 in fines, hours of community service, and very likely a suspended driver’s license.

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