Police to have additional officers on patrol during New Year’s celebration

During New Year’s Eve and the early morning hours of New Year’s Day there is a higher likelihood of impaired drivers on the roadways. Impaired drivers can increase the potential for alcohol related crashes involving injury or death.

In an effort to protect those traveling on the roadways, the Grand Prairie Police Department will allocate additional manpower to DWI enforcement between December 31st and January 1st.

Although there have been efforts to educate the public on the dangers of celebratory gunfire and fireworks (both of which are illegal) there will be additional officers on patrol to enforce dangerous gunfire and fireworks laws.