Law enforcement out in full force for holiday weekend on Lake Texoma

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

LAKE TEXOMA -- Memorial Day weekend has arrived. That means law enforcement is stepping up patrols to keep the roads safe. There will be more patrol on land and on the water to keep everyone safe. Daniel Gotera reports from Lake Texoma.

While it may be quiet right Friday afternoon on the lake, come tomorrow officials expect a very busy Memorial Day weekend.

But with that increased traffic comes increased risks, and those risks are what officials will be on the lookout for. The Texas Game Warden's Office, along with other authorities, will try and spot everything from broken lights on boats to people not wearing life vests, and especially boat drivers under the influence of alcohol.

If anyone is charged with boating while intoxicated, they could face up to $2,000 fine. We asked game warden officials if a no refusal law would be beneficial to them out on the lake as well. They said they are considering a trial period with the approval of the district attorney, because quicker results on tests could help them reach a conclusion on their investigations a lot quicker.

"Right now if they get pulled over, they can refuse and the only thing that could happen to them they get a suspended license," game warden Dale Moses says,

Even though authorities are thinking about a no refusal policy out on the lake, it will not be in effect this weekend, but they will be out around the clock making sure this Memorial Day goes by safe and sound.


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  • by Anonymous on May 27, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    Well, they may not have done their job at the lake but BY GOD they were pulling people over left and right on the highways... I was lucky enough to speed by without getting caught... But it was made easier because they had soemone pulled over and couldnt do anything about my speeding. HAHA!!
  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    KXII, thanks again for letting the public put down the men and women that wear the badge!
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on May 25, 2008 at 06:59 PM
    Until someone is shoot or killed they probably could care less
  • by Swimming Location: Durant on May 24, 2008 at 05:32 PM
    Safety is not a concern of the OHP. My family was at Washita Point today swimming and picnicing. There was a group drinking and carelessly riding jet skis. One gentleman had a pump pellet gun target practicing and shooting around the large crowd. A call was made to 911 without response. An OHP was summoned by a friend, which this officer came and observed the gentleman with the gun and left without getting out of his vehicle. So much for safety concerns.
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