This year’s Fourth of July holiday fell on Thursday, providing an extended weekend for many Central Texans to barbecue, get together with family or friends and relax. But the longer weekend, which goes through Sunday, also means more people will be on the roads. And if past holiday weekends are any indication, too many will drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. We agree. Drunken driving is a crime that is easily preventable. And Austin is witnessing a rash of those crimes along with the suffering and loss they cause.
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