Police cracking down on DWI this holiday weekend


The Fort Worth Police Department’s Traffic Division will cooperate with the Texas Department of Transportation and other law enforcement agencies in a no-refusal anti-DWI campaign Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

According to TxDOT sta-tistics, 411 alcohol-related fatalities occurred in Texas during the 2012 summer months of May through August. Additionally, during the Labor Day holiday reporting period, alcohol-related traffic fatalities more than doubled from eight in 2011 to 19 in 2012.

Along with TxDOT’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” campaign, law enforcement across the state will work thousands of overtime hours as part of the national crackdown effort being coordinated and sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To report suspected drunk drivers, call 911.