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A weak cold front will work into the area later tonight with a chance of rain. Chance of rain into early Sunday as well. Best instabilities are to our southwest and thats where the heaviest rains will be. A little cooler tonight into Sunday with mostly cloudy skies. Upper Low will cross the region Monday night into early Tuesday with ...
Holiday DWI enforcement leads to arrests
January 2, 2014
Trooper Stephanie Davis
BEAUMONT The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) increased patrols during the Holiday season to target impaired driving. The increased number of patrols from December 13, 2013 through January 1, 2014 were funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.
During the Christmas/New Year enforcement effort, DPS troopers in Jasper, Jefferson and Orange counties made 28 DWI arrests combined and reported no alcohol-related traffic crashes. However, Tyler county troopers reported one fatal crash near Colmesneil on January 1st where the driver was suspected to be impaired at the time of the crash.
During the Holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from impaired drivers was a top priority as State Troopers were out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk.