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08/28/06 - East Texas

DWI Crackdown Continues Across the Nation

by Ramonica R. Jones

Law enforcement agencies across the country are in the middle of a drunk driving crackdown.   The campaign started a couple weeks ago.  

So far, the overall number of DWI arrests in East Texas is a little lower than in previous years. But now, with the last big holiday of the summer coming up, authorities plan to get as many dangerous drivers off the road as possible.

Trooper Greg Sanches said, "There are laws on the books now; such as if someone's drinking and driving and they have someone in the car under 15, that is a felony DWI, or let's say they're driving down the road and they injure someone in the process, then that is a felony DWI."  

The nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers ends Labor Day.

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