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Montgomery County increases DWI Enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend

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With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, we know there will be an increase in people drinking and watching the game. We urge you to plan ahead to make sure you have a sober ride home. Last year, there were 50 total DWI arrests over the course of Super Bowl weekend all across the county. Montgomery County law enforcement agencies will conduct increased DWI enforcement to reinforce the message that driving while impaired is never acceptable in Montgomery County.

To this end, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is extending No Refusal operations through Sunday night into Monday to assist law enforcement in their efforts to reduce impaired driving-related crashes and deaths. During this time period, the District Attorney’s office, through their No Refusal TxDOT Grant, will provide nurses, prosecutors, and investigators to assist law enforcement in obtaining blood evidence in cases where a DWI suspect refuses to provide a scientific sample.

Brittany Hansford, Vehicular Crimes Chief, shared, “If you have already made a plan on where you’re watching the game, you should already have a plan on how you’re getting home. Call a cab, use Uber or Lyft, or have a friend or family member stay sober to drive. If instead of making these arrangements you choose to drive impaired, you can plan a trip to jail – it’s that simple.”

Source: Michael R. Holley, First Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office