Last year on Memorial Day weekend DPS issued almost 60,000 citations and warnings and made almost 400 DWI arrests. DPS officials say along with the increase in traffic can also come more drivers who are intoxicated behind the wheel.
“Be sure and remember that you are going to be sharing the road with a lot of extra people going a lot of different directions,” said DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing. “There are going to be impaired drivers out there, so be sure to buckle up everybody in your car. Keep those distractions down so you can pay attention to your roadway.”
Sergeant Buesing also said when you see emergency vehicles on the side of the road to get over, but if you are not able to get over because of traffic slow down to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.