TxDOT is not a police department but it has a jail - well, it's a simulated jail - and the agency will be putting Lubbock residents in that jail Friday. It's actually for a good cause.
The Texas Department of Transportation is asking news media and members of the public to be booked into a simulated jail cell; the idea is to send a strong message about drinking and driving. The event runs from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Texas Tech Student Union Building
Those getting arrested will receive a copy of their "mug shot."
A written statement says, "The concept is that visitors will go to this simulated jail now, so they never have to experience real jail time. The traveling simulated jail cell is making 10 stops around the state."
Unfortunately there's nothing simulated about drunk driving deaths which total 1,053 people for last year according to TxDOT.
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