A police officer making an arrest, standing outside his patrol car at night, emergency lights flashing. The criminal is a young man in his 20s, standing his his hands on his head as the officer searches him.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Amarillo Police Department and the Potter County Sheriff’s Office announced they will be forming a DWI task force to combat drunk driving in Potter and Randall Counties.

They will begin the joint operation on Friday, May 27th at 6pm, and it will conclude Monday, May 30th at 4am.

Law enforcement will be looking for a wide variety of traffic violations, but will primarily be focussing on identifying intoxicated drivers.

If an individual is arrested and refuses a blood test they will be subject to a blood search warrant.

TxDOT needs your help to #EndTheStreak of deaths on Texas roadways, and you can do your part by not driving while intoxicated.

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