King Secures Additional DPS Troopers for Wise County

June 8, 2007

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Austin – State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced today that Wise County will be receiving one new Sergeant and two new Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Officers from the Department of Public Safety this year.

King met with DPS Director, Colonel Tommy Davis, during the legislative session to discuss the high number of truck related traffic accidents in Wise County. Colonel Davis committed to deploy additional DPS resources. King then worked with the House Appropriations Committee to obtain funding for the new positions.

King stated, “This is great news. We’ve have so many trucks on the road in Wise County. There’s just no margin for error. We have to reduce these accidents. Wise County has the fourth highest rate of truck related fatalities in the state.”

King went on to explain that the troopers will be operating the new weigh station on Highway 114 outside of Bridgeport and conducting safety inspections throughout the county. Construction on the new weigh station begins July 23rd. The new troopers will be stationed out of the Decatur DPS office.