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DPS watching for DWI, violators over Thanksgiving

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas troopers will be on the road watching for people driving drunk and other traffic violators during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

DPS on Monday encouraged travelers to practice safe driving habits and use seat belts. AAA estimates about 3.4 million Texans will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday period that begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

Troopers during the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday weekend made 386 DWI arrests. Officer also issued more than 7,500 speeding citations, 875 citations for no insurance and more than 770 seat belt/child safety seat citations.

DPS patrols also resulted in 258 fugitive arrests and 211 felony arrests during the holiday period last year.

Online: http://www.dps.texas.gov/

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