23 DWI Arrests Made During No-Refusal Weekend
The Irving Police Department participated in the state-wide Impaired Driving Mobilization grant over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Irving officers made 23 DWI arrests during the no-refusal operation. Six other arrests were made for non-alcohol related incidents and officers issued 61 citations. The Grand Prairie Police Department also utilized Irving PD's operation, bringing six DWI arrests to Irving for blood draws.
Throughout the holiday, the Irving Police Department partnered with law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as Texas Department of Transportation, in order to provide additional manpower with the primary focus of locating and arresting impaired drivers.
TxDOT also introduced its Faces of Drunk Driving safety campaign during the holiday weekend, in an effort to save lives and urge motorists to be smart and drive sober. Throughout the month of July, TxDOT will host Faces of Drunk Driving events across the state. Safety advocates, law enforcement and victims of drunk driving will share their stories in front of 1,170 Texas flags, representing the number of people killed in alcohol-related crashes in Texas last year. For more information about this campaign and to watch stories of those impacted by drunk driving please visit facesofdrunkdriving.com.
The Irving Police Department will continue to participate in the state-wide grant, which has shown continued success in Irving and across the state.
Posted July 12