Dozens of traffic stops made for suspected DWIs during the holidays

AUSTIN (KXAN) -- In the last few weeks of 2018, Travis County Sheriff's deputies stopped dozens of suspected drunk drivers in holiday DWI initiative, officials wrote in a press release. 

TCSO participated in the Impaired Driving Mobilization grant for DWI offenses, offered by the Texas Department of Transportation. The grant allowed the Sheriff's office to have more deputies patrolling the roads between Dec. 14 and 31. 

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During the holiday DWI initiative, officials report having conducted 59 traffic stops. Of those stops, eight people were arrested on DWI charges, one person was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana and another person was arrested on a possession of a controlled substance charge. 

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