Extra Patrols During the Fourth of July Holiday

The Killeen Police Department would like to remind residents of the Fourth of July holiday and with it comes the responsibility of families to celebrate safely and legally. 

Fireworks are illegal to discharge within city limits and it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city and within the area immediately adjacent and contiguous to the city limits and extending outside the city limits for a distance of five thousand (5,000) feet, unless such area is within the corporate limits of another municipality.  Any person in violation may be charged with a class C misdemeanor and a fine up to $2,000.00.

The department will have extra patrol units conducting a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) enforcement operation during the evening and into the night of July 4th.  This consists of placing dedicated resources in specific enforcement zones throughout the city, with the specific missions of traffic safety enforcement and DWI interdiction.  This effort was made possible through our partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation and the 2020 Comprehensive STEP grant. 

Drivers are encouraged to observe the posted speed limits and to avoid drinking and driving for their own safety and the safety of others.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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