The Department of Public Safety has decided to increase the number of trooper patrols this weekend throughout the state of Texas in order to protect the public from erratic and irresponsible drivers on the road for the Memorial Day holiday.
The added trooper patrols will be present from Friday, May 25, until Monday, May 28. Their focus will be on drunk drivers, people traveling at excessive speeds, and drivers who are not wearing their seat belts.
Last year, the increase in patrols for Memorial Day weekend resulted in 518 drunk driving arrests, 6,000 citations for speeding, and 1,500 citations for seat belt violations. Police officers are urging Texas drivers to act responsibly over the weekend and proceed with caution on the roadways.
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