The temperature is rising and we're nearing the end of the school year in Montgomery County...but that's not good news for law enforcement officers.
Constable Kenneth Hayden says, "you're gonna see an increase in drinking and driving...we will have more people on the road ways. "
They're calling it the kick off of the 100 deadliest days of summer...a time period in Montgomery County where crime goes up an average 20% across the board...a time where adults take more risks and school kids find themselves with nothing to do but to get into trouble. Virgie Thrasher works at local school.
Thrasher says "when they're outside they're still getting in trouble they're still doing things and it will not get any better that's for sure.
That's why county leaders including a half dozen law enforcement agencies are kicking off a task force this week. They will tackle dwi, drug use, violent, and property crimes. Their focus will also be young people. Those summer break students who commit crimes and who are left as victim is as well.
Warren Diepraam is with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office. He says, "vehicular crimes is the number one cause of death in Montgomery County and for underage individuals so this group with the focus on traffic safety...hopes to put a dent in those particular crimes. "
Those who live Montgomery County know they have their share of problems... that's why they're applauding this multifaceted approach to crime in their community. It's been a county where dwi crashes and drugs bust have become all too familiar in both young people and adults.
Thrasher says, "by all means I think they need to hit it hard because the kids are not active in school."
Expect the task force to launch this week....hitting hot spots like interstate 45 which has been the seen of several deadly crashes in Montgomery County just last year