SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo Metropolis’s largest get together is underway and TxDOT encourages get together goers to suppose twice earlier than consuming and driving.
San Antonio Police reported a 10% decrease in driving whereas intoxicated arrests following Fiesta 2019.
One of the well-liked occasions happening is Night time In Outdated San Antonio which pulls huge crowds. Nonetheless, TxDOT spokesperson Laura Lopez worries it could possibly be an issue on the highway.
“Town is opening up with Fiesta and we’re getting again to regular however that doesn’t imply you may get behind the wheel, particularly in case you have been consuming,” Lopez stated.
TxDOT employees Previously has seen a rise within the variety of Fiesta goers who had a plan in place. Lopez stated it’s one of the simplest ways to have a good time.
“Be sure to have that one designated driver as a result of its’ essential that you just get house safely,” she stated.
Lopez suggests utilizing a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.
SAPD arrested 204 individuals on suspicion of DWI between April 12-28 throughout Fiesta 2019.
Lopez stated its a mistake individuals make too typically.
“You set your self in a critical place,” she stated.
Lopez hopes drivers will suppose twice earlier than getting behind the wheel.
“Individuals realizing its not value it. It’s not value going to jail,” Lopez stated.
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