Drinking and driving can bring a tragic end to your holiday. To save lives and reduce impaired driving, the Westworth Village Police Department is working in cooperation with TxDOT and area law enforcement agencies during this enforcement campaign. Alcohol-related crashes are a serious problem in Texas. The state has a DUI-alcohol crash every 20 minutes and 37 seconds. According to TxDOT statistics, 336 people were killed and 680 were seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes last summer in Texas.
If you are going to consume alcohol, follow the rules of the road. Do not get behind the wheel. Designate a driver, catch a bus, call a cab or someone you trust to pick you up, or, if necessary, spend the night where you are.
A DWI arrest and conviction in Texas can cost up to $17,000. Offenders must pay a long list of costs, including vehicle towing and impoundment, bail, attorney fees, court and probation fees, fees to regain or retain a driver's license, and a hike in auto insurance premiums.
The goal is to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes this holiday period and keep everyone who travel through our community safe, so please drive safely!