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Department of Transportation encourages safe driving during holiday
The long holiday weekend means more police on the road looking to catch people breaking the law, especially drunk drivers.
The Texas Department of Transportation says drinking and driving is a big problem among college students.
TxDot says there were more than 7,000 crashes involving drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 who were under the influence.
Police say besides jail time, drivers caught drinking and driving could also face fines of up to $17,000.