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HPD to Continue DWI Enforcement After Rodeo

HPD to Continue DWI Enforcement After Rodeo

Rodeo Houston may be winding down, but Police Chief Charles McClelland says his department won't let up on drunk drivers.

“Even after Spring Break and the Rodeo is over, we will still do aggressive DWI enforcement,” he told reporters Thursday.

Harris County law enforcement has conduct “no refusal” weekend's during rodeo season in an effort to shed it's record number of DWIs.  The DA's office recruited more judges and prosecutors to handle cases.

The county lead the nation last March with 591 DWI arrests and two fatalities -- all during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

McClelland says HPD alone has made more than 200 DWI arrests since mid-February.

“No refusal is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every single day of the year,” the chief said.  “So we will continue to strictly enforce our highways and freeways when it comes to impaired drivers, trying to keep the motoring public safe.”

 

 

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