Texas -

Friday is the beginning of spring break for many Texas students and the Texas Department of Public Safety said they will be increasing DWI patrols during that time.

That will last from March 8 to March 17.

DPS officers said last year they made more than 1,000 DWI arrests during spring break and at least 300 were the direct result of increased patrols.

Additional officers will also be patrolling areas where spring breakers gather in large numbers.