DA’s, Sheriff’s “Operation Blackout” over Memorial holiday weekend success

District Attorney Brett Ligon.

Conroe, May 30 – Lieutenant Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Executive Division announced that “there were no DWI fatalities, Intoxicated Manslaughter or DWI Intoxicated assault charges for this weekend.” The special effort by the Sheriff Rand Henderson’s Office and District Attorney Brett Ligon’s Office to combat driving while intoxicated over the holiday weekend was  “Operation Blackout.”

The following are the statistics from “Operation Blackout” conducted by various law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County during the Memorial holiday weekend.

The No Refusal Enforcement “Operation Blackout” was conducted across Montgomery County over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, beginning at 10 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017, and ending at 10 pm on Monday, Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 at 10 pm. During that time officers from various agencies patrolled the county looking for intoxicated drivers. The operation resulted in the following arrest statistics:

DWI arrests:                                           60

BWI Arrests:                                           2

Blood Warrants Issued:                       28

Voluntary Breath Tests:                       8

Voluntary Blood Tests:                         24

On those arrests, they break down as follows:

BWI 1st offense:                                  1

BWI 3rd or more:                                1

DWI 1st offense:                                  42

DWI 2nd:                                              10

DWI with a Child:                                4

DWI 3rd or more:                                 4

Additionally, there were no reported DWI related fatalities, and no charges filed for either Intoxication Manslaughter or Intoxication Assault.

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