The San Antonio Police Department has announced that they will be adding an additional 55 police officers to the roadway during this year’s Halloween celebration in order to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel to help keep everyone safe.
The additional police officers were on the streets beginning Friday evening because Halloween parties and celebration usually take place the weekend before if the holiday falls on a weekday.
Bexar County enforced the ‘No-Refusal’ initiative year round, but other Texas cities that do not enforce it all the time, may do it on heavy drinking weekends, such as this one. Staff from a local news station rode along with police officials in order to see the difference that extra patrols on the roadways made for residents in the area.
It was reported that the additional law enforcement agencies was “extremely beneficial” and gave police an extra eye to make sure that impaired drivers do not take to the roadway. The police department stated that the extra enforcement was possible because of a grant that was given to them by the Texas Department of Transportation.
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