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The Department of Public Safety Discusses Drunk Driving

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Jeff Weinstein will be speaking live with Department of Public Safety spokesperson, Jean Dark on Blog Talk Radio this Sunday evening, September 5th, at 7:00 p.m. Texas leads the nation in drunk driving crashes and fatalities. That's why between August 20th and September 6th, thousands of state troopers and local law officers across Texas will be stepping up patrols and arresting drunk drivers. Weinstein and Officer Dark will be discussing the efforts of DPS to curb drinking and driving - important information in light of the upcoming Labor Day holiday. About the Department of Public Safety~ DPS is a state police agency. The Highway Patrol Division Troopers enforce traffic laws and assist during emergencies. Highway Patrol Division Troopers enforce traffic laws on rural Texas highways and perform a variety of other duties: - Apprehend traffic law violators, investigate most rural traffic accidents, recover stolen vehicles and stolen property, apprehend wanted persons, and assist other officers during emergencies. - Provide education and information programs on traffic safety and crime prevention and control. - Responsible for security at the State Capitol Complex in Austin. - Enforce laws regulating weight, registration and other regulations governing commercial carriers.