More than 1,100 DWI arrests over holidays

January 7, 2011 11:14:16 AM PST
Texas troopers arrested more than 1,100 drivers in a DWI crackdown during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The Department of Public Safety on Friday announced results of the special enforcement program.

DPS says 1,106 people were arrested from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 on charges of driving while intoxicated.

The agency says 442 of those arrests were made by troopers whose patrols were funded through a $2 million Texas Department of Transportation grant that runs through this year.

The money is used for enforcement actions that target impaired driving in high-risk locations during the times when alcohol-related crashes happen most frequently.

The funding will allow DPS to have additional targeted DWI patrols during spring break, July Fourth and Labor Day.