DUIs on the rise as temps rise


KIMT News 3 – With the warmer temps approaching this spring, many folks are getting together outside.  If you’re enjoying the weather and outside activities, it may be easy to lose track of how many alcoholic drinks you have had.

According to records from the Austin Police Department, the number of DUIs issued the first weekend in April was high. Officers made six arrests on Saturday of that weekend alone.

Local officials tell us it is not uncommon to see a higher amount of arrests in this category this time of year.

“It’s been a long winter and people are wanting to get outside and there’s more outside activities, barbecues occur and there will be alcohol at some of these barbecues people tend to they just have to remember to be responsible when you’re drinking and have a designated driver,” says Deputy Koob.

So remember to be responsible as it warms up this spring.

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