FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2018

Extra Travis County Sheriff’s Office Deputies on Roadways March 1-19

March 1-19, 2018, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant which targets drivers who are driving under the influence of alcohol. This grant is offered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and will allow the Sheriff’s Office to put additional deputies on the roadway, in order to increase law enforcement presence and seek out impaired drivers.

Stories can be powerful motivators. Every Officer who works in the DWI unit has first-hand experience with the tragedy impaired drivers inflict on themselves and others. With Spring Break and SXSW approaching, it is TCSO’s hope this video will motivate viewers not to get behind the wheel after drinking. This is Deputy Ortiz’s story:

https://youtu.be/q2Irfhq38fM

Alcohol related accidents and deaths are preventable. We are asking for the public to report impaired drivers to 911. Together, we can reduce impaired drivers on the roadways and save lives.

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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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