El Paso PD Working to Curb Car Accidents
EL PASO, TX - We're just 21 days into the new year, and already, El Paso has seen 8 traffic fatalities.
Police say half of those deaths are alcohol-related, and they are vowing to do something to curb the number of car accidents in the city. In a news conference Friday, Police Chief Greg Allen announced that authorities are setting up a temporary task force, to reduce the number of alcohol-related car accidents.
“We're putting together...a panacea type of traffic enforcement. We're going to be looking at doing increased DWI efforts in the city,” said Chief Allen. Chief Allen also said that bars and other entertainment venues that over-serve alcohol will be targeted. “I want to send a message to the bar association that they need to police themselves as much as possible,” added Allen.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and officials from Fort Bliss will also be joining the El Paso Police Department in the effort to reduce traffic deaths.