Traffic officers out on roads

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Area patrols bulked up during holidays

Area law enforcement agencies are beefing up their patrols through New Year’s Day and keeping a close eye on roadways to spot anyone who may be driving while intoxicated.

Some Denton County agencies, along with the Texas Highway Patrol, will be combining efforts and resources to form a task force focused on intoxicated drivers.

Denton police urge anyone who plans on drinking to not get behind the wheel.

“We will have extra traffic officers working the weekends looking for DWIs,” said Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the police department. “Our suggestion is, if you plan on drinking at a holiday party, please call a cab or have a designated driver take you home.”

All area law enforcement agencies urge the public to call 911 immediately if they see a motorist exhibiting signs of intoxication. Signs can include weaving or zigzagging on the roadway; erratic braking or stopping without a reason; driving with headlights off at night; driving more than 10 mph below the speed limit; or driving on the wrong side of the road.

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