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Section A: General News


Strike force targets Eagle Ford traffic




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Wilson County News
June 13, 2012 | 2,256 views | 8 comments

Increased traffic on area roadways because of the oil and natural gas exploration of the Eagle Ford shale has spurred numerous complaints to area law-enforcement agencies. As a result, 20 troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are set to converge on Wilson and Karnes counties June 13-15.

DPS Sgt. Ryan Christian said the strike force will include 10 highway patrol troopers and 10 commercial vehicle enforcement troopers who will be cracking down on traffic violations of all types. In addition to tractor-trailers and other heavy trucks, Christian said troopers will be targeting passenger cars and trucks.

The strike force, he said, will not be limited to this week, as they are being planned once a month, indefinitely. Local law-enforcement agencies, including the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and police departments from Floresville and La Vernia, have pledged their support to the operation, Christian said.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 19, 2012 11:20am
 
Don't like to be a nit-picker but I think the paper left out the part where Sgt. Christian said the strike force would be working every day or did I just overlook it?

 
Something else to say 2  
June 19, 2012 4:57am
 
Marcelina, just because they are not out on 181 where everyone can see them does not mean they are not out in the county stopping the trucks. IF you know this county you know there is 123, 537, 539, 536, 97, 87 and other state ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 18, 2012 1:30pm
 
So was Sgt. Christian wrong in his comment in the article? The strike force is working every day. You are sure about that.

 
jus thinkin  
floresville  
June 16, 2012 10:42am
 
Go get um guys. You are doing a great job.

 
Something else to say 2  
June 16, 2012 9:58am
 
The task force is enforce EVERYDAY. The truck companies are all on alert. The truck traffic is dangerous and I thank the local officers and dps for getting a hold on this. Marcelina Muse, just because you do not see locals ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 15, 2012 1:14pm
 
I've seen two stops today but they were not big trucks. Drive safely, everyone.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 15, 2012 11:28am
 
Counted 4 DPS commercial vehicle units in Floresville Wednesday on my way to SA. Three had eighteen wheelers pulled over. We need not advertise the dates the strike force will be working do you think? I believe most of the truck ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 13, 2012 9:22am
 
A question. Is speeding or enforcement of other traffic violations limited to DPS. Didn't think so. Someone needs to tell the locals. Laws of physics tell me that heavy trucks are much harder to stop than cars or light trucks. ... More ›

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