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APD initiative combats drunk driving

Thursday, August 19, 2021 by Tai Moses

With the Labor Day holiday around the corner, the Austin Police Department is preparing to conduct a nightly DWI Enforcement Initiative from Friday, Aug. 20, to Monday, Sept. 6. The purpose of the initiative is to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by drunk drivers. During holidays, there is a higher incidence of impaired drivers on the roads, increasing the potential for alcohol- and drug-related crashes. APD’s visible enforcement efforts are also intended to serve as a warning to intoxicated motorists to find a safer way home such as a ride service, a lift from a friend or public transportation.

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