The holiday season is a time filled with happiness, joy and time with family and friends. As we spend time together and plan for parties or events, Constable Chris Jones and the Precinct 5 Constables Office urge you to plan for a ride as well. If you plan to consume alcohol or other substances that could impair you, choose your ride ahead of time! Extra DWI patrols and enforcement will be in effect from December 15 – December 31, 2018.
“Watch out for your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family” said Constable Jones. “When you see someone has had too much, it’s time to intervene and they will thank you later.”
Per the Texas Department of Transportation 2017 annual report, there were 1,024 people killed and 5,841 injured in motor vehicle crashes last year where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. These numbers are for Texas alone! Also shown in the 2017 TXDOT report is that more DUI crashes were reported in the hour between 2:00 am and 2:59 am than any other hour.
So be prepared this holiday season!
- Plan ahead and choose your ride
- Stay off the road if possible during peak DUI crash times
- Watch out for your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family
- Wear your seatbelt
- Call 911 and report any suspected drunk or impaired drivers
The Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office is ramping up our DWI enforcement over the holidays and will help you choose your ride if you make the wrong decision.
Possible DWI consequences can include: Fines, Jail Time, Loss of Driver’s License, Vehicle Seizure and Injury or Death to One’s Self or Others.
Please be aware and don’t hesitate to report any impaired drivers by calling 911. Be prepared to give a location of the driver, a vehicle description, a license plate number and a description of the dangerous behavior.
Written by: Constable Chris Jones, Montgomery County Pct.5