DPS will boost patrols for 4th of July holiday period

Troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations from June 28 through July 7

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HOUSTON - The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols for a 10-day period, including the July 4 holiday.

DPS says from June 28 through July 7 troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

The increased patrols are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

During the 2012 enforcement period, DPS troopers made more than twelve hundred DWI arrests.

DPS said more than 300 of those arrests were the direct result of the increased patrols.

According to TxDOT, Independence Day traditionally ranks among the deadliest holiday periods on Texas highways as a result of alcohol-related crashes.

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