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This is What a Night of Drunk Driving Enforcement Sounds Like

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Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT News
APD DWI unit officer Bob Mitchell patrols downtown Austin for impaired drivers.

Austin has seen a staggering rise in traffic fatalities this year. There have already been more road deaths so far in 2015 than there were during all of last year, and about half of these fatal crashes involve alcohol or intoxication.

To understand more about how the Austin Police Department is going after drunk drivers, I spent a night following an officer on his DWI enforcement unit during his patrol.

It was a long night. 

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