The Irving Police Department is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on its “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” impaired driving campaign, which lasts through Sept. 2. In addition to statewide efforts, the Irving Police Department is dedicating special resources to combat those breaking the law during the Labor Day holiday period. A no-refusal operation will take place during the weekend of Aug. 30 and 31. The Department will have an additional eight officers on duty each night with the primary purpose of locating and arresting impaired drivers. These officers will be patrolling throughout the City to ensure compliance through visibility and enforcement.

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.

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