Drunken driving crackdown nets 13 arrests

March 30, 2010 8:04:50 AM PDT
A 10-day crackdown on drunken driving in Sugar Land led to the arrest of more than a dozen suspects. During a spring break enforcement effort, the Sugar Land Police Department dedicated officers to catching drunken drivers in targeted areas, according to a statement from the department.

The result? Officers arrested a total of 13 suspects between March 12 and 21, according to the statement.

"Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is not worth the risk," Sgt. Wayne Coleman said in the statement. "You are putting your life and the lives of others on the line."

An Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant to the tune of $7,996 funded overtime for officers participating in the initiative, according to the statement. The was grant issued as part of a cooperative effort among the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies.

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