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Increased DWI Enforcement in Dallas This Holiday Season

Increased DWI Enforcement in Dallas This Holiday Season

KTVT-TV reported on December 21 that the annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaigns of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) would begin on Wednesday, December 23. DPS was reminding drivers to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by practicing safe driving habits and obeying all traffic laws.   “Another year is drawing […]
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Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas

Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas

WFAA-TV reported on January 8, 2021, that a Dallas man was facing charges of evading arrest and driving while intoxicated (DWI) after a chase ended in a standoff on Interstate 20. The alleged offender was being held at the Grand Prairie Detention Center and there were no other occupants in the vehicle.   Police said […]
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Dallas Police Out in Full Force for Thanksgiving

Dallas Police Out in Full Force for Thanksgiving

KHOU-TV noted on November 24, 2020, that the day before Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as Blackout Wednesday because it is also one of the heaviest drinking days of the year, is one of the deadliest days to be on the road. Wes LeRouax, with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, told KHOU that for driving […]
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Domestic Violence Remains Concern in Dallas

Domestic Violence Remains Concern in Dallas

KXAS-TV reported on December 8, 2020, that there was a “dramatic increase” in calls to a domestic violence hotline operated by the leading provider of domestic violence services in Tarrant County. Kathryn Jacob, President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County, an organization that operates two shelters, a 24/7 hotline, and provides a series of […]
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Dallas Continues to Crack Down on Drug Crimes

Dallas Continues to Crack Down on Drug Crimes

Spectrum News reported on November 12, 2020, that the Dallas Police Starlight Program was aiming to expand after a successful first year of deterring criminal activity. In a press release on September 22, 2020, the Dallas Police Department announced the expansion of Starlight, a program that facilitates collaboration between the police department and local businesses […]
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Domestic Violence Increases in Dallas During Pandemic

Domestic Violence Increases in Dallas During Pandemic

Domestic violence, or family violence as it is referred to in Texas, remains a major problem in the Dallas area. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the problem, according to multiple reports.   KTVT-TV reported on October 20, 2020, that the Dallas Police Department (DPD) said domestic violence incidents were up during the pandemic. With October […]
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Major Drug Arrests in North Texas

Major Drug Arrests in North Texas

Drugs remain a major issue in many criminal justice proceedings, and they are a complicated subject to address because many drugs can be legal to own with lawful prescriptions. While many news stories about drugs focus on the more illicit substances prohibited in all circumstances, it is important to remember that people can face criminal […]
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DWI Can Happen to Anybody—Including Police

DWI Can Happen to Anybody—Including Police

Driving while intoxicated (DWI), more commonly referred to simply as drunk driving, is an incredibly dangerous criminal offense precisely because literally anybody is capable of committing the crime. People of all ages and various sizes are arrested every day in Texas on DWI charges, and this year has seen a shocking number of stories involving […]
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