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Posted on: June 26, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Increased Holiday DWI Enforcement - Don't Drink and Drive this Fourth of July

The Allen Police Department will be increase DWI enforcement from June 27 through July 7. This period includes the Fourth of July holiday which is the most deadly DWI day of the year. Please help the citizens of Allen have a safe and sober fourth of July.

The increased patrols that target impaired driving are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). During the 2012 July 4th enforcement effort, DPS troopers made 1,294 DWI arrests, and 361 of those arrests were the direct result of the increased patrols. DPS enforcement also resulted in nearly 13,700 speeding citation, more than 2,200 seat belt/child safety seat citations, 750 fugitive arrests and 518 felony arrests during this period.

According to TxDOT, Independence Day traditionally ranks among the deadliest holiday periods on Texas highways as a result of alcohol-related crashes.

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