Even though the Corpus Christie Police Department (CCPD) put extra manpower on duty for the holiday season, they are a police department that continually works to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents. This year they had the financial assistance of the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and received the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant to have more officers on duty.
Of course, DWI is not just a seasonal issue, but it is a daily problem. However, the highest rate of fatal DWI accidents tend to happen over the holidays. The years 2012 and 2013 saw between 1,203 and 1,036 DWI arrests. In 2014, the CCPD made 1,407 DWI arrests, and 2015 they made 1,331 DWI arrests.
The statistics show a small decline between 2014 and 2015 since the implementation of several major drunk-driving campaigns. However, the police want to decrease those numbers more.
Despite the fact there are numerous and often graphic drunk driving campaigns, the message does not seem to reach the public. People often feel that nothing can happen to them. It is not totally up to the police to stop drunk driving. More social and education campaigns are need to be implemented.