Troopers to increase Lavaca County patrols during Fiddlers' Frolics

Sonny Long

April 12, 2011 at 5:05 p.m.
Updated April 11, 2011 at 11:12 p.m.

Expect to see more state police in and around Hallettsville this weekend.

Because of the influx of traffic during the Fiddlers' Frolic festival, additional Texas Department of Public Safety troopers from surrounding counties will be assigned to work in and around the Lavaca County area, according to a DPS news release.

"The purpose of our presence is to deter flagrant traffic violations, driving under the influence of alcohol and criminal offenses," said DPS Sgt. Mike Cantu.

"The department feels our presence will also reduce the number of traffic crashes in and around Lavaca County. Everyone is encouraged to have fun at this event, but please be responsible and use a designated driver if you have been consuming alcohol," Cantu said.

Between 15,000 and 18,000 visitors are expected to make the trek to Hallettsville during the weekend, said Kenneth Henneke, one of the organizers of Fiddlers' Frolics.

Fiddlers' Frolics begins Thursday evening and runs through Sunday night.



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