Dallas PD Beat: DPD to Target Aggressive and Impaired Drivers Labor Day Day Weekend

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DALLAS – Police departments across the nation continue to see an increase in road rage and aggressive driving incidents. This year, 512 incidents of road rage have been reported in the City of Dallas. Initiatives are on-going, throughout the city, to curtail these aggressive actions.

Over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the Dallas Police Department will maintain an increased presence on local roadways. Targeted enforcement efforts will be made on those subjects who are speeding, driving aggressively, and suspected of driving under the influence. Stepped-up enforcement of the state’s Transportation Code is a key component of the Dallas Police Department’s goal of creating safer roadways and decreasing the number of victims of highway related incidents.

The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative from 6 p.m., Friday, September 3, through midnight, Monday, September 6. During this time, officers will obtain a search warrant for a blood sample from anyone arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath or blood sample.

This initiative is in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), and part of the Drive Sober. No Regrets. statewide, impaired driving campaign.

• Here’s a sobering statistic: Approximately 1/3 of all traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver. If you’re drinking, don’t drive.

• Over the Labor Day holiday in 2019, among drivers aged 18-34, 46% of those who were killed had a BAC of .08 or higher.

• During the Labor Day holiday in 2019, 38% of ALL fatalities involved a drunk driver. Designate a sober driver before you start drinking or call a ride-share or taxi to get you home safely.

• Stay safe this Labor Day holiday: #DriveSoberNoRegrets – You could save a life.

Motorists should call 9-11 if they observe aggressive or suspected drunk drivers.

The Dallas Police Department encourages motorists to slow down, Drive Sober and obey all traffic laws.

Dallas PD Beat is a weekly feature at SeagovilleNews.com that highlights reports by the Dallas Police Department’s Media Relations Unit.

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