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Odessa Police Warning Motorists about Dangers of Drunk Driving

Post Date:07/10/2019 10:01 AM


Driving intoxicated on alcohol or a substance other than alcohol can have very serious consequences. So far during 2019 the Odessa Police Department has investigated over 3,000 crashes, including approximately 180 that were either alcohol or drug related. Driving while intoxicated can greatly affect your ability to see and hear, diminish your attention span, greatly reduce your problem solving skills, and compromise your decision making abilities.

The Odessa Police Department is concerned about public safety on our roadways, and have ramped up DWI enforcement within our jurisdiction to try and reduce drunk driving. So far this year, the Odessa Police Department has made approximately 382 DWI arrests. The best enforcement; however, relies upon the safety and discipline of our citizens and those that visit our city for business and entertainment.  The public can lower the number of alcohol-related crashes in Odessa by being smart after having an alcoholic beverage to drink. 

First, always have a sober driver to transport you where you need to go. Second, do not allow an intoxicated person to operate a motor vehicle. The Odessa Police Department is available to assist in the occasion that a person is refusing to take a safe, sober ride home. When in doubt, call 911 to report intoxicated driver incidents. If you are present at an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages, and it appears that they are over-serving customers, report it immediately to the police.


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