Drunken driving crackdown nets 14 arrests

September 20, 2010 1:09:01 PM PDT
Sugar Land police arrested 14 people during a three-week-long crackdown on drunken driving within the city. The Labor Day special drunk driving enforcement initiative lasted between August 20 and September 6, according to a statement issued by the Sugar Land Police Department.

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

The effort was funded with a $7,996 Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant, which was issued through a joint cooperation among the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies. The money allowed the police department to fund the overtime for officers involved in the crackdown without affecting normal duties.