Written by Phil Cerroni
The Irving Police Department participated in the statewide Impaired Driving Mobilization grant over the Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 - Sep.1).
The grant is part of the State’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” campaign. In conjunction with the grant, the Department conducted a no-refusal operation. These operations allow officers to bring suspected drunk drivers to a location where additional personal are located in order to streamline the no-refusal process. Local and state law enforcement officers participated in the no refusal operation utilizing the Department’s resources.
A total of 40 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated and processed at the location. Along with officers from the Irving Police Department, troopers from the DPS and officers with the Grand Prairie Police Department utilized the Department’s no-refusal process. A total of 73 citations were issued for various traffic violations.
The Irving Police Department will continue to partner with TXDOT and local and state law enforcement agencies in an effort to make our roadways safe.
Source: City of Irving