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DWI Cases May Increase in Summer

James Farren, Randall County District Attorney James Farren, Randall County District Attorney

Driving While Intoxicated cases will go up as the summer moves into full swing. The Amarillo Police Department reports 30 people have been arrested for DWI this month alone.

The Amarillo Police Department says DWI increases with the temperature.

People get hot, they want cold drinks, and then go overboard. But police say people still do not realize they can get caught, or even worse, killed, by doing so.

The Randall County District Attorney says no one even has to be charged with DWI.  James Farren says "you can avoid the problem all together: call a cab, call a friend, sleep it off there, or just don't drink"

Farren says he is not saying people should not drink, because after all that is not what a DWI charge is for.  He sayd "you are charged with operating a 3000 pound bullet when it was not safe for you to do so."

Farren says when prosecuting a DWI, his main goal is to keep people from ever doing it again.

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