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Amarillo Police Department
Thursday June 30th, 2022 :: 01:00 p.m. CDT

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Amarillo Police will have extra enforcement out looking for intoxicated drivers over the July 4th holiday weekend.

AMARILLO POLICE DEPARTMENT
NEWS RELEASE
 

DATE:  6/30/22                         

TIME: 8:00 AM

CASE NUMBER:  N/A

INCIDENT TYPE: DWI Enforcement
OFFICER SUBMITTING RELEASE:  Sgt. Wes Hill #877
DETAILS:  
The Amarillo Police Department will have extra officers out from Friday July 1st through Monday July 4th , to focus on impaired drivers because of the celebrations that are associated with the Independence Day Holiday. The July 4th holiday is recognized as one of the deadliest holidays on our roadways.  On average there is an alcohol-related crash in Texas every 20 minutes. A DWI crash often results in serious injuries or death.  If the fear of killing yourself or someone else is not a good enough reason to not drink and drive, you should consider that DWI has longstanding negative consequences. DWI penalties include jail time, a suspended driver’s license, and as much as $20,000 or more in fines, legal fees, and other expenses.
The Amarillo Police Department has received a Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant and a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) grant courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation to compensate extra patrol officers to concentrate their enforcement efforts on impaired drivers, speeding violators, and seatbelt/child restraint violators.
Please plan and make arrangements for a sober driver if you intend to travel after consuming alcohol.
 

Address/Location
Amarillo Police Department
200 SE 3rd Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-378-4257

Carla Burr
Public Information Office
[email protected]
806-378-4257

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