If you’re heading out for Spring Break, keep in mind that state troopers are stepping up patrols to watch for drunken drivers and help keep travelers safe.
Starting now, through March 23rd, you’ll see more DPS troopers on the highways and byways across the Rio Grande Valley.
A Texas Department of Transportation grant will help pay for the enhanced patrols targeting intoxicated drivers.
According to DPS, more than 1,000 DWI arrests were made last spring break.
Troopers also issued more than 11,400 speeding citations, 1,600 seat belt/child safety seat tickets and about 12,000 other citations.
Troopers also made 552 fugitive arrests and 463 felony arrests during last year’s spring break enforcement period.