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TxDOT Sponsors Simulated Jail Experience for Lubbockites at Event

Cole Shooter,

Some Lubbock residents will go to a simulated jail this week.

Local law enforcement will use a giant simulated jail cell on wheels for the backdrop of the announcement of an effort to increase DWI enforcement during the Labor Day weekend.

Law enforcement officers across the state will be out in force to arrest drunk drivers, and area law enforcement will illustrate the “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” Experience on Friday, August 24th.

Members of the public can attend the TxDOT-sponsored event, which will be held at 15th Street and Akron Avenue on the Texas Tech campus, near the Student Union Building at 10 a.m. and the event will run until 2 p.m.

Attendees have the opportunity to go through a simulated jail experience, and will be booked into the simulated jail cell and have their “mug shot” taken.

The traveling simulated jail cell is making 10 stops across the state.

Last year, 1,053 people in Texas died in alcohol-related crashes. A person’s first drunk driving conviction can result in six months in jail, and bail, fines, and other costs of up to $17,000.

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