Cameron County deputies to monitor State Highway 100 during spring break
Spring break is just around the corner and many areas are preparing for the hundreds of people that will make their way to South Padre Island.
Cameron County Precinct 1 Constable, Pedro Delgadillo, has a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving.
"If we stop somebody and he's intoxicated, he's going to go in, he'll be facing charges for driving while intoxicated," said Constable Delgadillo.
This spring break, Delgadillo says his department is getting help from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cameron County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement. Delgadillo and his deputies will focus on State Highway 100, which leads to South Padre Island.
"So, we are going to have the manpower, concentrating on this area to make sure we don't have any accidents," Delgadillo said.
Last year during spring break, in 10 days of enforcement, the Texas Department of Public Safety handed out 636 citations, arrested 22 people for DWIs and investigated 10 accidents.
"You could be facing manslaughter and DWI and charges that you could be spending time in jail, in prison," Delgadillo said.