Nationwide DWI Crackdown Begins

East Texas authorities are supporting a nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers.

Over the next few weeks, law enforcement agencies across the country will be on the lookout for intoxicated motorists, but drinking and driving is not the only violation that can get you arrested during the crackdown.

The sheriff in Trinity County is implementing a zero tolerance policy for anyone caught breaking the law.

Chief Deputy James Gratz said, "There's a large amount of individuals in the area riding bicycles at night without lights and it's a safety hazard for them. It's a large amount of people walking the streets at night and getting in the moving lane of traffic and we don't want them to get hurt."

The DWI crackdown starts Friday and runs through Labor Day, September 4th.