Every year the Texas Department of Public Safety initiates a campaign in which DWI offenders are targeted in Houston surrounding areas. These annual DWI Stings normally occur between a 6 week period which includes the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays.
Law enforcement already knows their targeted areas based on internal high risk classifications which is loosely based on crash statistics and previous arrests.
If you’re partying in the Houston area over the holiday period be sure to either take a cab, Uber, Lyft or carpool with a designated driver to avoid any chance of being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
Its also to important to note that December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence.
What Should You Do When You See a Drunk Driver?
Make sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt in case the drunk driver’s vehicle approaches yours. Drive cautiously and away from the veering vehicle. If you suspect that a driver is drunk and out of control you should report the drunk driver. Call 9-1-1, provide the location, and the car’s description. Do not risk your life in order to get this information.