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Posted on: March 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Frisco Police Department Increases Patrols During Spring Break to Stop Drunk Drivers

(March 12, 2018) Each year in Texas, more than half of drivers involved in deadly drunk driving crashes are between the ages of 17 and 34. As part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign leading up to Spring Break, Frisco Police Department and law enforcement officers across Texas will increase DWI patrols to identify and stop impaired drivers. The campaign aims to decrease crashes and save lives by urging drivers to plan a sober ride as part of their Spring Break festivities. The increased enforcement runs through March 19, 2018.

During last year’s Spring Break* in Texas, there were 410 crashes involving young drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol. Those crashes killed 20 people and seriously injured another 48.

While drivers under the influence of alcohol risk killing or seriously injuring themselves or others, they also face up to $17,000 in fines and fees, jail time and loss of their driver’s license. A DWI could also cause loss of job and greatly limit future job potential. Frisco Police Department and TxDOT strongly encourage everyone to plan for a sober ride before going out. Visit SoberRides.org to find alternatives to drinking and driving, such as:

  • Designating a sober driver.
  • Contacting a cab or ride-share service.
  • Using mass transit.
  • Spending the night.

Frisco Police PIO’s are available via email at [email protected] or by phone at 972-292-6133.

 

 *5 p.m. March 10, 2017 – 11:59 p.m. March 19, 2017

The information contained in this report represents reportable data collected from the Texas Peace Officer's Crash Report (CR-3). This information was received and processed by the department as of Feb. 6, 2018.

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