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Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:18 pm | Updated: 11:39 pm, Thu Apr 3, 2014.

The Carrollton Police Department initiated a special search for people who were driving while intoxicated in Carrollton during spring break.

In the effort, which took place between March 7 and March 23, Carrollton arrested 48 people on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Nicole Rodriguez, Carrollton police media specialist, said, “The Carrollton Police Department is committed to strict enforcement of impaired driving laws and educating the public to the dangers of drinking and driving.”

She advised, “Keep yourself and others safe, don’t drink and get behind the wheel.”

Commander Doug Mitchell of the Carrollton Police Department said, “The initiative is part of a Texas Department of Transportation grant we applied for in October of last year.  It is called an Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant.  TxDOT reimburses us for officer overtime hours and costs to add extra patrols during specific time periods throughout the year to reduce drunk driving.  We added one to three officers per night depending upon what day of the week it was.  Their sole purpose was to seek out and arrest impaired drivers.”

He said similar initiatives are just before Christmas through New Years Day,  July Fourth, and the Labor Day holiday period. 

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