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~ 1 week, 4 days ago   Mar 07 2019, 1:43pm 
Sugar Land police will conduct a special drunk driving enforcement initiative from March 9-24.
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The enforcement period includes Spring Break and is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant. The STEP grant provides overtime funds for enhanced DWI enforcement during holiday weekends when there have traditionally been more alcohol-related traffic incidents.
"Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is not worth the risk," said Sgt. Daryl Stroud, of SLPD's traffic division. "You are putting your life and the lives of others on the line."
Convicted first-time DWI offenders face penalties that include fines up to $2,000, six months in jail and loss of driver's licenses for up to a year.
The STEP grant also provides overtime for year-round speed compliance in targeted areas, an extra resource that does not affect SLPD's normal operations. As part of this effort, SLPD also conducts a commercial motor vehicle enforcement.
Speeding continues to be the number one factor contributing to accidents within Sugar Land. The police department uses crash data, speed surveys and information supplied by residents to identify those areas where additional enforcement is needed.
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Author Photo chiu0nthls
~ 1 week, 4 days ago   Mar 07 2019, 3:27pm 
i wonder if my neighbors will get pulled over... they arent the best of drivers, and i know they dont drink.
Also, i hope they camp out near commonwealth and LJ parkway. so many cars like to race after turning out of that circle. usually 11pm at night a truck and some porsche looking car tend to go at it. wakes my kids up 3 out of the 7 days a week.
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Author Photo dcmatt
~ 1 week, 4 days ago   Mar 07 2019, 3:52pm 
Can't fix stupid. Unfortunately stupid is everywhere
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Author Photo Misha
~ 1 week, 4 days ago   Mar 07 2019, 4:20pm 
@SugarLandDotCom : Very helpful informationāœŒ
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