Shenandoah, Texas, December 12, 2018
– The Shenandoah Police Department will take part in a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) over the Christmas holiday period. Additional officers, whose primary focus will be to locate and arrest impaired drivers, will be on duty. The enforcement period takes place between
December 14, 2018 and January 1, 2019
. During that time, the officers will concentrate their efforts on DWI patrols in high risk areas and at times when impaired driving is most frequent.
During the Christmas holiday period, there is a higher likelihood of impaired drivers on the roadways causing an increased potential for alcohol related crashes involving injuries or deaths. The high visibility and enforcement efforts should serve as a warning to those who would drive while impaired.
The Shenandoah Police Department encourages people to “Plan While You Can” to avoid the consequences of impaired driving. A person’s abilities, decision making skills and judgement can diminish while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Consider the use of a taxi or a car service, a designated driver or public transportation as an alternative to driving after drinking. “Drink, Drive, Go to Jail.” If you see a suspected drunk driver, and you (or a passenger) can do so safely, please call 9-1-1 with the information and follow the dispatcher’s instructions.
For more information on this or other special enforcement efforts and education please contact Lt. Troye Dunlap, Patrol Division, Shenandoah Police Department (281) 367-8952