DPS DWI Patrols

NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - A lot of people are getting ready to head back home after the holiday, and the Texas Department of Transportation is stepping up efforts to help keep them safe on the road.

DPS Troopers say a drunk driver is twice as likely to be caught this year because of an increase in patrols.

All available Troopers hit the streets Thursday, and haven't stopped working since then.

DPS was able to add more Troopers on the road this year thanks to a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The extra set of eyes on the road will last through the New Year.