The Houston-Galveston Area Council said its Regional DWI Task Force, which consists of 14 law enforcement agencies throughout the Houston-Galveston area, will be operating throughout Memorial Day weekend to cut down on driving while intoxicated. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, 240 people died regionally in DWI-related incidents, making up 20 percent of Texas’ DWI fatalities. 

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