There were 330 alcohol-related traffic crashes in Texas that resulted in 19 fatalities and 126 serious injuries during the Labor Day holiday last year. More than half (53.1 percent) of the total traffic fatalities during the Labor Day holiday reporting period were caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol; therefore, officers will again be on high-alert for drivers under the influence this year. The Irving Police Department is warning residents to drive sober or face the consequences.
Please join us in our efforts to ensure that our streets and highways are safe for all to travel. If you see a driver or vehicle that needs our attention, and you (or a passenger) can do so safely, call 9-1-1 with the information.