The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Henry Trochesset wants to remind motorists that DWI patrols will be increased to save lives during the Labor Day holiday period.________________________________________
The Galveston Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with TxDOT, will be participating in the impaired driving mobilization aimed at reducing crashes resulting in serious injury or death related to drunk or drugged driving.
Each year, thousands of dollars are awarded to state and local agencies which are dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths on Texas highways by strict enforcement of traffic violations and impaired driving investigations. This year is no different, and County officials report an increased number of DWI related arrests in Galveston County, including the Bolivar Peninsula.
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office officials report in 2019 Patrol Deputies arrested more than 480 suspects that were driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both alcohol and drugs. Stats in the reduction of violent crashes attributed to alcohol impairment are still being calculated but have shown a decrease in occurrences.
The enforcement period for the Labor Day Wave will run from Friday, August 21st through Monday, September 7th and will once again focus primarily in “hot spots” or zones where a higher volume of crashes occurred last year. Deputies will be focusing on enforcement of Traffic Laws and Impaired Driving violations.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to make a plan ahead of time if you are going to be drinking. Designate a driver, call for a safe ride home or stay where you are. Drivers are reminded when approaching an emergency vehicle to move out of the lane nearest the emergency vehicle and if unable to move over, slowdown 20 mph below the posted speed limits.
For more information, contact Captain Ray Nolen at 281.309.5014 or firstname.lastname@example.org