HPD tweeted out that more than 40 DWI arrests were made Sunday night, only adding to the dozens already arrested the day prior.
The department had a message to share regarding the reckless driving.
"Don't put yourself and others in harms way if you decide to drink. Have a designated driver; use a ride share or taxi," police said.
More than 40 DWI arrests last night to add to the dozens so far this weekend.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 31, 2021
Don’t put yourself and others in harms way if you decide to drink. Have a designated driver; use a ride share or taxi.#StopDWI #DontDrinkAndDrive pic.twitter.com/YQR7Ht3VBe
The Memorial Day weekend is often deadly due to drunk drivers.
Because of concerning numbers in arrests, Constable Mark Herman has ordered for the Anti-Crime initiative to continue throughout the week.
The initiative is strategically designed to have more cops on the ground and has yielded a great number of arrests of suspected repeat offenders, according to a police report.
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Here are the number of the different types of arrests so far:
- 80 DWI
- 48 warrant
- 15 misdemeanor
- 11 felony
- 7 drug
Each year, there are about 10% more alcohol-related fatalities during the Memorial Day weekend when compared to the yearly average.
Memorial Day weekend in 2019 saw more than 350 alcohol-related crashes in Texas. The holiday is typically a no-refusal weekend, meaning if the police suspect you have been drinking and you refuse a field sobriety test, they will get a judge to issue a warrant to draw blood.
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