More Officers Hit the Streets in Amarillo

Extra Amarillo Police officers will hit the streets to put the breaks on speeders and drunk drivers.

Officials say a grant from the Department of Transportation allows them to put extra forces out without taking away from patrol officers.

In november, nearly 80 drivers were booked for driving while intoxicated... And another 30 have been put behind bars so far this month.

21 people have been killed in fatal accidents in the city this year... Nine of those involved alcohol and eight were blamed on excessive speed.