Arlington Police Department Starts Task Force After Increase in Traffic Fatalities

After seeing a rise in traffic fatalities over the past seven years, the Arlington Police department began a DWI task force on Halloween that will run through the end of the year, according to the Dallas Morning-News.

Just in 2011 alone, there have been 33 traffic fatalities in the area, half of which are believed to be drug and/or alcohol related. In order to decrease these numbers, the police department plans to increase their staff and have more officers patrolling the streets in the coming months.

Additionally, the police department will be steadfast with their "no refusal" policy, which requries that all drivers who are stopped after being reasonably suspected to have consumed alcohol must take a breathalyzer.

Sgt. Steve Chao of the Arlington Police Department realizes how important it is for the community to recognize that driving after drinking is a significant problem. "Your decision might save someone's life," Chao said.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car crash, motorcycle accident, or truck accident as the result of a drunk driver, please call an experienced Dallas and Fort Worth personal injury lawyer who will fight hard for your legal rights.