SHERIFF MIKE KNOEDL - WEEKLY UPDATE
Hello everyone, Chief Deputy Mike Foster here filling in for Sheriff Knoedl as he is on the road today. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable week this week.
A brief rundown of the Dallas County Sheriff's Office activities this week follows. Mr. Rucker and his crew of Dallas County inmates continued with their litter pickup this week. State Highway 48 was completed this week. Dallas County Roads 116 and 117 were cleared of litter. The limbs from the ice storm in the ditches were also cleared. Litter pickup on County Road 126 from U.S. Highway 167 to State Highway 229 was completed. Currently, the crew is picking up on County Road 126 from State Highway 229 to its intersection with Ramsey Road. Litter pickup will commence in other areas not covered starting next Monday.
As many of you were probably aware, last weekend was the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in conjunction with the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Dallas County deputies conducted three sobriety checkpoints in the county, as well as intensified patrols on County Roads and Highways as a deterrent to impaired drivers during this time frame. No impaired drivers were arrested, but three incidents of misdemeanor drug seizures occurred along with several tickets issued for driving while license suspended and other hazardous tickets (speeding, careless and prohibited driving) were issued.
I want to remind everyone to stay updated on the potential for severe weather this afternoon and early evening (Friday, March 24th). Dallas County is forecasted to be impacted by severe thunderstorms, high winds, and hail, along with the potential for strong tornadoes. Please remain aware of the weather so you can stay safe no matter where you are located.
Thank you and please stay safe.