Agencies increase patrols over Memorial Day holiday weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Amarillo Police Department (APD), and the Potter County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) will be conducting a three-day DWI task force to combat drunk driving in Potter and Randall counties. Amarillo officers will join law enforcement agencies across the state during the Memorial Day Weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. The task force will commence at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude at 4 a.m. Monday.

Law enforcement will be out in full force, looking for a wide range of traffic violations, with a primary focus on detecting intoxicated drivers, according to a news release from DPS. Upon arrest for DWI, violators who refuse a breath test will be subject to a blood search warrant.

DPS is reminding drivers of their duty to help keep our roadways safe. Please do not drink and drive. If you plan to go out and consume alcohol, designate a sober driver beforehand or find an alternate means of travel, such as a rideshare service.