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DPS out in force this Memorial Day Weekend

Posted/updated on: May 25, 2020 at 3:49 pm
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TYLER — State troopers are again stepping up enforcement efforts over Memorial Day weekend and will be out in force to search for drunken drivers and speeding motorists during what’s historically a busy travel time. Sgt. Jean Dark tells KTBB, “Traditionally during the Memorial Day Weekend, not just DPS Troopers but other law enforcement agencies are out in force to help keep the roadway safe and help encourage motorists to practice those safe driving habits.”

Sgt. Dark also reminded travelers taking a trip to survey their vehicle beforehand, “Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained. Also, make sure you are monitoring the weather and road conditions wherever you are traveling.” Dark went on to invite drivers to visit drivetexas.org, “That will show road conditions and closings and that will tell you if there is construction in certain areas along the route.” Sgt. Dark continued, “D.P.S. also supports the states click it or ticket campaign that is running through June 2. This is the 18th year which encourages drivers and passengers to make sure you are complying with the states seat belt law, make sure you have those kids are buckled in their car safety seats. Historically this is a busy season of citations being issued. Sgt. Dark told KTBB, “In previous years just over the holiday weekend, we’ve written upwards of nearly 70,000 citations and warnings state wide, in addition to hundreds of DWI, fugitive, and felony arrests.”


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