(HOUSTON)– As of Monday morning, there were at least 272 alcohol-related incidents and there were no intoxication manslaughter cases charged in Harris and Montgomery counties during the no refusal initiative.
The District Attorney’s Office, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the Houston Police Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies joined forces to have more resources available on the Fourth of July weekend to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.
“Over the holiday weekend, we had a high number of DWI related incidents,” said DA Anderson. “While our office will continue to aggressively prosecute these cases, we will also continue to take a proactive approach to preventing DWI related incidents and fatalities to make Harris County roads safer. Our goal is to continue no refusal initiatives throughout the year to get the message across to not drink and drive,” according to HPD.
In 2011, there were 271 cases, in 2012, there were 158 cases, in 2013, there were 212 cases.