News Flash

Police - Highlights

Posted on: December 29, 2020

APD Stepping Up DWI Patrol for the Holidays

New Years Eve DWI Enforcement

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department wants drivers to know officers will step up DWI enforcement for the holidays. The purpose of stepping up patrol is to help reduce the number of DWI-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities through the use of dedicated patrols. Alcohol-related traffic fatalities continue to occur on our roadways. 

 

For New Year’s weekend, Abilene Police will increase patrols on the streets of Abilene. This increased patrol will consist of officers solely dedicated to the detection and apprehension of DWI offenders. There were three DWI citations last New Year’s Eve and day.

 

Drivers have many alternatives to driving while intoxicated. They can call a cab, ask a friend or a family member for a ride, hand their keys to a designated driver or simply stay put until they sober up. They also can take advantage of TxDOT’s website SoberRides.org, which lists ride options in areas throughout Texas.

 DWI is a serious crime and is 100 percent preventable. Convicted first-time DWI offenders can pay a fine of up to $2,000, lose their driver's license for up to a year and serve as much as 180 days in jail. Other consequences associated with a DWI arrest and conviction can add up to as much as $17,000 or more for bail, legal fees, court appearances, court-ordered classes, vehicle insurance increases, and other expenses.

 Stay Alive - Don’t Drink and Drive.  Lives depend on it, including your own!

  

Respectfully,

 Rick Tomlin

Public Information Coordinator 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police - Highlights

Bledsoe1

APD Cyber Crimes Arrest Snyder Man

Posted on: January 8, 2021
Fatal Crash Web News Flash

Fatal Early Morning Crash

Posted on: December 28, 2020
SVU Arrests 3

APD Arrests 3 Men for Child Sex Crimes

Posted on: December 21, 2020
Scam Alert

Holiday Scams Increasing

Posted on: December 18, 2020
michael walden

Detectives Seeking Possible Victims

Posted on: December 9, 2020
Colby smith

Abilene Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Posted on: December 8, 2020
Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Posted on: November 17, 2020
Multi Vehicle Crash

Multi-Vehicle Crash

Posted on: November 2, 2020
Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in North Abilene

Posted on: October 30, 2020
Pioneer and State

Hit and Run Investigation

Posted on: October 16, 2020
Multi Vehicle Crash

Multiple Vehicle Crash in North Abilene

Posted on: October 9, 2020
Fatal Crash Web News Flash

Fatal Crash in North Abilene

Posted on: October 2, 2020
robbery

North Abilene Credit Union Robbery

Posted on: September 29, 2020