APD Increasing DWI Patrols During The Holidays

Sgt. Steve Davis, APD Traffic Enforcement
Sgt. Steve Davis, APD Traffic Enforcement

The Amarillo Police Department is beefing up patrols specifically to target speeding and drunk drivers this holiday season.

Their goal...to keep the roads safe during the Christmas and New Years holidays. The extra officers are being paid by a grant funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. 
"Because it's a holiday, we're putting more officers out there than we usually do," says Sgt. Steve Davis.

In November alone the APD reported 56 arrests for drunk driving. So far this year...Amarillo has had 11 fatal crashes involving alcohol and nine involving high rates of speed.