In Corpus Christi, more people are getting locked up for driving drunk. Arrests are up eight-percent compared to this time last year.
This week alone, 59 people have been arrested for DWI. In fact, everyday this week, officers have responded to at least one alcohol-related car accident.
The Corpus Christi Police Department has a separate unit that focuses solely on drivers who are intoxicated. They are constantly looking for them. Patrol officers are always out there as well, making DWI arrests.
In addition to that, the department receives grant money to pay for overtime during special DWI operations, which occur on a regular basis.