Police looking for intoxicated and reckless drivers over spring break

A Dallas County Sheriff’s public information officer Raul Reyna said the police force will be focusing its efforts on catching unsafe drivers using the roads and tollways this spring break and St. Patrick’s Day weekend in keeping with its bid to promote highway safety, the Shorthorn reported on March 4.

Reyna noted that they will be deploying more police officers to specifically target drunk and reckless drivers.

Under the Texas Penal Code, a person who drives a motor vehicle in a public place and appears to be intoxicated or has consumed alcohol – depending on the level he has ingested – is in violation of the law and has committed a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, University of Texas at Arlington Police Captain Mike McCord said.

A Class A misdemeanor, which is what a person is guilty of when his blood alcohol content is 0.15 or more at the time when he was given a field sobriety test, is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000, a maximum jail sentence of one year, or both.

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