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Posted on: February 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] APD Stepping Up Impaired Driving Patrol for Super Bowl Weekend

APD Steps up DWI Enforcement

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department will step up DWI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend. 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. Traffic officers have investigated three recent traffic fatalities within weeks of each other. The Department hopes to curb this trend with the dedicated patrols beginning Friday, February 5, 2021, and ending Monday morning.

 This increased patrol will consist of officers solely dedicated to the detection and apprehension of DWI offenders. 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.

Respectfully,

Rick Tomlin

Public Information Coordinator 

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