Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz said he plans to hold drivers who drive drunk during Spring Break accountable.
He was flanked by local law enforcement and Valley district attorneys announcing the first tri-county press conference urging people not to drink and drive during the upcoming Spring Break.
The name of the campaign Saenz and local law enforcement launched is called ” drink safe, not drunk.”
Local and state law enforcement are making preparations to ensure the safety at local beaches and highways as thousands of visitors begin to drive into the Island for Spring Break.
Police and local authorities are warning drivers to drive safe.
According to data, the average person reaches the intoxicated legal blood alcohol content of .08 by drinking 2-3 alcoholic beverages within one hour.
Authorities expect tens of thousands of young people will be driving through Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy Counties in the coming weeks for Spring Break.