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Drink, Drive, Go To Jail

September 2, 2005 -- Houston police will be out in force over the Labor Day holiday weekend looking for anyone who decides to drink and then get on the road. Beginning TODAY, September 2, through Monday, September 5, the department will have intense DWI enforcement activities on city streets to combat the ongoing pervasive DWI problem.

The officers, working under the Texas Department of Transportation grant-funded project, are highly trained in DWI enforcement, and no tolerance will be given to those who get stopped for drinking and driving. During last year's Labor Day holiday weekend, in the city of Houston alone, there were seven traffic fatalities with three fatalities related to drivers who were intoxicated.

Everyone is encouraged to have a good time over this long weekend and police officers want to make this a safe holiday.

Don't go to jail for drinking and driving when it can easily be prevented by taking a cab, calling a wrecker, or having someone be a designated driver.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.