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DWI initiative starts today

Friday, August 19, 2022 by Tai Moses

With Labor Day around the corner, the Austin Police Department is revving up its DWI enforcement initiative in an effort to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by people who choose to drive drunk. Police are well aware that there is a higher number of impaired drivers on the roads during holidays, increasing the potential for alcohol- and drug-related crashes. The initiative, which starts today and runs until Monday, Sept. 5, is “an effort to enforce DWI laws and to keep the public safe by encouraging drivers to make responsible decisions,” according to an APD news release. People who plan on drinking while they are out and about are encouraged to use a ride service, get a lift from a friend or use public transportation to get safely home.

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