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Dozens arrested for DWI over holidays

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NOTE: THIS STORY ORIGINALLY REPORTED INCORRECT NUMBERS. Myfoxdfw.com apologizes for the inconsistency.

Statistics are starting to come in from North Texas police departments' crackdown on drunk drivers over the recent holiday.

The Dallas County Sheriff's Department released the following numbers on arrests from Dec. 21, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013, a twelve-day period:

  • 25 misdemeanor DWI arrests
  • 1 DWI 3rd felony arrest
  • 2 DWI with child in vehicle arrests
  • 3 DUI minor arrests

According to the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, the number of DWI arrests over the New Year's Eve/Day holiday were down. All of the police departments have not yet entered their data, but Melody McDonald, the public information officer for the Tarrant County D.A.'s office, says there has been a significant drop from last year.

  • 30 arrests in Tarrant County (78 last year)
  • 9 arrests in Fort Worth (33 last year)
  • Arlington numbers not yet in


The Plano Police Department reports 4 DWI arrests from Dec. 31, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013.

Stay with FOX 4 News and myfoxdfw.com as more statistics are released.

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