Local law enforcement were getting the word out Thursday that this weekend they will have extra officers out on the streets to crack down on Labor Day drunk drivers.
"Please, please, please, don't drink and drive," said Chief Floyd Simpson of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "If you do, it's my intention to put you in jail."
Simpson, along with representatives from the Department of Public Safety and the District Attorney's Office, were on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Thursday afternoon. They brought along with them the "Drink. Drive. Go to Jail" experience. It gave college students a first-hand experience of what it would be like to go to jail for a DWI.
"I hope it puts to them that they are not kidding around," said Grant Smith, from TAMUCC. "That something like this costs lots of money and even more, possibly their lives, if they play around with drinking and driving. I hope this message gets across to a lot of my friends, because I do care about them and I don't want them to be thrown in jail, and I don't want their lives to be ended."
Mothers Against Drunk Driving also helped put on Thursday's event.
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