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Drunk driver crackdown, SPD ups patrols to fight DWI

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Shreveport Police are gearing up to combat drunk drivers.

The department will have more officers on the streets to monitor roads and look for impaired motorists this holiday season. A grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is providing the extra cash to pay for officer overtime. Police say it's a price that pays for safety.

"You cannot understate the importance of having additional officers to patrol to ensure in the event that there are impaired drivers, these drivers are taken off the road," Marcus Hines, S.P.D. public information officer, said.

Police also remind D.W.I. doesn't only mean drunk driving but impairment caused by drugs, as well.

 

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