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Posted on: February 14, 2017

SLPD to Target Highway Safety during Spring Break

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police will target drunk driving and speed compliance March 4-21.

The “Spring Break Wave” enforcement is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant.

The STEP grant is administered through H-GAC and provides overtime funds for enhanced DWI holiday enforcement that builds on a year-round speed compliance initiative. Holidays traditionally result in more accidents caused by excessive speed and the consumption of alcohol.

 “Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs often results in poor decisions, erratic driving behaviors and excessive speeds that lead to traumatic accidents,” said Sgt. Daryl Stroud, of SLPD’s traffic division. “You are putting your life and the lives of others at risk.”

 Convicted first-time DWI offenders face penalties that include fines up to $2,000, six months in jail and loss of driver’s licenses for up to a year.
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