For folks that are going to be out and about and drinking over Spring Break in Jefferson County, they need to find a designated driver for their safety and for everyone else out on the roadways.
And it’s not just a safety issue either, because the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be adding extra deputies to patrol Jefferson County roads starting Saturday, March 12 through Saturday, March 19thas part of an increased effort to find impaired drivers and get them off the road during Spring Break week.
“Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods and his deputies are warning Spring Break partiers who drink to stay off the roadways,” said Major Jimmy Singletary in a news release. “Sheriff Woods and his staff are committed in the effort to enforce DWI laws within Jefferson County with extra enforcement during Spring Break. Sheriff Woods is reminding everyone that there are many alternatives to “Drinking and Driving.”
Singletary gave those who intend to drink and drive over the Spring Break a stern warning – “they may find themselves behind bars.”
Singletary said there will be two to three extra deputies patrolling each day through Spring Break. The funds to pay those deputies comes from a grant through the Texas Department of Transportation.