The Texas Highway Patrol will be out in force looking for people who are driving while intoxicated over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
All available State Troopers will be out on Texas roadways in support of the "Drink. Drive. Go to Jail." program.
It is illegal in Texas to operate a motor vehicle with a breath alcohol content of 0.08 or above. During the Labor Day weekend in 2006, DPS Troopers arrested 887 people across the state for driving while intoxicated. DPS is also a participant in Operation Care Combined Accident Reduction Effort. This is a nationwide effort by police agencies to reduce fatalities on major interstate highways during holiday weekends. In addition to intoxicated drivers Troopers will be looking for speeders and those who are not wearing seatbelts.