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Police to target drunk drivers during spring break

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Denton County Sheriff’s Office traffic patrols will be out in force during spring break looking for drunk and impaired drivers as part of a state-wide effort to decrease crashes, injuries and fatalities during peak traffic seasons.

The increased patrols in Denton County will concentrate on Hwy 377, Hwy 121, I-35, FM 455 and Hwy 380 from March 11 through March 20 during the times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Overtime hours for more patrol deputies are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program.

“Spring break is a time when more drivers are on the road, and all drivers should know that if they drink and drive, they’ll be going to jail—it’s just that simple,” said Sheriff’s Office Patrol Captain Mike Caley.

“College and high school students should remember that the drinking age in Texas is 21, and anyone under that age can be arrested for DWI if there is any detectable amount of alcohol in their system.”

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