The Tyler Police Department is once again stepping up its patrols targeting DWI drivers (no refusal), speeders and unrestrained vehicle occupants for the Memorial Day holiday.

The department will be participating in a state grant during the Memorial Day holiday that will provide funding to the department to enforce these laws. 

The enforcement detail will start on Thursday through Monday.

The Department of Public Safety is also looking for violators over the holiday period.

"DPS urges Texans to celebrate Memorial Day responsibly as they honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation," DPS Director Steven McCraw said. "Keeping our roadways safe for all travelers is a top priority for the department, and troopers will be watching for dangerous drivers who disregard the law and endanger the lives of others."

Last year during the Memorial Day weekend, DPS troopers arrested 413 drunk drivers and issued 5,439 speeding citations, 1,053 seat belt and child safety restraint tickets, and cited 684 drivers for driving without insurance. Additionally, troopers made 182 fugitive arrests and 168 felony arrests.




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