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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
PAPD: Zero tolerance for dangerous drivers
PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur Police are issuing a warning that the department has zero tolerance for dangerous drivers, a point officers plan to drive home in July.
PAPD has declared July "Zero Tolerance Month" for dangerous drivers. Police won't issue any warnings-only citations-for traffic violations in July.
According to Lt. Steve Brinson, the Port Arthur Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit has recently been inundated with traffic complaints. Lt. Brinson says in a news release although educational efforts have "changed some of the behavior of inattentive drivers, we continue to receive a higher than normal volume of citizen complaints from all over the city. In addition, we have experienced a higher number of traffic fatalities this year, most of which have been auto-pedestrian accidents. With this in mind, we are proclaiming the month of July as "Zero Tolerance Month." Officers will be encouraged to enforce all areas of traffic problems with a special emphasis on speeding, distracted driving violations and seat belts. There will be no warnings, so let this serve as a warning. Please drive safely!