FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2017

Extra Travis County Sheriff’s Office Deputies on Roadways December 15–31, 2017

December 15-31, 2017, 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.

TCSO will release a video each week of the initiative, in which officers who have served on the DWI Unit share their personal stories. It is our hope that these stories will inspire drivers not to get behind the wheel after they’ve been drinking this holiday season. The first video features Lieutenant Belinda Mangum.

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.

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

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