Starting today, Texas State Troopers will increase their presence on highways in advance of the 4th of July holiday looking for drivers who are breaking the law.
Troopers will be up and down Interstate 35 and other busy roads across the state, focusing on high-risk areas during times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The Department of Public Safety conducts initiatives such as this around the holidays to help people get to their destinations safely.
According to DPS, 4th of July weekend is one of the deadliest holidays for drivers on roads due to the high number of alcohol-related crashes. AAA Texas predicts that 2.9 million drivers will be on the roads over the holiday weekend.
The sheriff's office is asking for the public to report impaired drivers to 911.