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DPS increasing patrols during holiday season

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Starting Friday the Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrol on Texas highways.

The extra patrols will be in effect for a 21-day period, starting December 13th until January 2nd.

Troopers will focus the DWI patrols in high- risk locations during times where alcohol- related crashes happen most often.

"Historically over the holidays there seem to be an increase in alcohol related crashes and other incidents so we'll be out there with additional units statewide to make an effort to detour that. Our hope is that everyone would have a safe happy holiday season," said David Hendry, DPS Spokesperson.

Trooper David Hendry encourages drivers to take weather into account and give plenty of time to get to and from your destination.    

Hendry says officers will also be looking for unsafe driving behaviors.

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