LPPD joined TxDOT’s Impaired Driving Mobilization for Spring Break.

For upcoming holiday events, the La Porte Police Department (LPPD) will participate in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) program thanks to a grant received from TxDOT.

The targeted waves of enforcement will include

• Spring Break (March 7– March 24, 2024),
• Independence Day (June 21 – July 7, 2024), and
• Labor Day (August 16 – September 2, 2024).

With this grant, additional LPPD officers will be deployed during each of these holiday periods on an overtime basis, to watch for impaired drivers on local roadways. Anyone operating a vehicle and found to be intoxicated will be arrested. Suspected intoxicated drivers who refuse to take a breath test will be the subject of a search warrant and have their blood drawn for blood alcohol level testing.

All of TXDOT’s S.T.E.P. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) campaigns are designed to reduce both motor vehicle accidents and the residual effects incurred by impaired motorists. The programs have consistently been proven to reduce injuries, fatalities, and property damage along major thoroughfares and at high collision/high-density intersections.

Residents are reminded to drive safely and while taking comfort in knowing additional traffic enforcement officers are monitoring local roadways. For more information on the La Porte Police Department’s involvement in the various state S.T.E.P. programs, please contact them at 281-842-3115 and follow them on Facebook at @LaPortePoliceDepartment.

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