The Killeen Police Department will have extra patrols out today to focus on impaired drivers during St. Patrick’s Day.  

The extra patrols are a result of the department’s participation in a Texas Department of Transportation funded grant known as the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, according to a news release from KPD.   

Officers working with the STEP program will focus on locating and arresting impaired or intoxicated drivers who are presenting a hazardous risk, according to the release.

The goal of this program to prevent potential injuries and loss of life to local drivers and travelers.

If you notice a driver you believe to be impaired or driving recklessly, please call 911 with the vehicle’s description, direction of travel and license plate number if possible, police said.

jdowland@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7464

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