Wednesday , 20 June 2018

McKinney Police to Step Up DWI Enforcement During Spring Break

Safe driving is a key component of safe communities. With the upcoming Spring Break holiday week, the McKinney Police Department reminds all drivers in McKinney to obey traffic laws and drive safely.

“Drunk driving is a huge safety threat, and the tragedies that it causes are preventable if drivers don’t drink and drive. McKinney Police Officers will specifically target drivers who demonstrate behaviors consistent with drinking and driving. Extra measures like this can save lives,” said Chief of Police Doug Kowalski.

As a reminder, drinking and driving is always illegal and life-threatening. The McKinney Police Department will provide additional officers to focus on DWI Enforcement in the days leading up to and during Spring Break week. The additional officers working to keep the streets safe are made possible by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Additionally, the McKinney Police Department will participate with the State of Texas in the “No-Refusal” campaign during the week of March 10-18. Search warrants will be sought to obtain blood samples from drivers being investigated for suspicion of DWI and who refuse to provide a blood or breath samples. The blood samples will be used to analyze the blood alcohol content of suspected drivers. Judges have volunteered to be on-call to review and approve search warrants. On-call nurses will be available to ensure that blood is drawn in a safe and efficient manner.

The McKinney Police Department encourages anyone drinking not to drive. If you decide to drink, then you are encouraged to designate a sober driver, call someone to pick you up, or to just stay where you are.

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