DPS Press Release

Center Man Involved in Trinity County Crash

May 8, 2018 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this afternoon a three-vehicle crash on SH 94 about one mile west of Apple Springs. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at about 2:45 p.m., a 1997 Ford passenger car was traveling east on SH 94. 

The Ford reportedly crossed over the center of the roadway and struck a 2018 Toyota passenger car that was traveling west. Moments after the initial crash the Ford was then struck by an eastbound 2002 Volvo truck-tractor semi-trailer. The truck-tractor then overturned in the roadway. 

DPS Works Fatal Crash in Nacogdoches

May 8, 2018 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated Monday morning, May 7, 2018 a two vehicle fatality crash at the intersection of SH 21 and Loop 34.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7:20 a.m., a 1994 Nissan passenger car was traveling east on SH 21. A 2014 GMC SUV was traveling west on SH 21 and crossed the eastbound lane and struck the Nissan head-on. Initial reports indicate the GMC was attempting to travel onto Loop 34.

Shelby County Man Sent to Hospital Following San Augustine Crash

April 2, 2018 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one-vehicle roll-over crash on FM 3329 near SH 103 on March 31.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 8:20 p.m., a 2003 Toyota pickup was traveling north on FM 3329 when the truck drove off the roadway to the right, over corrected to the left and overturned off the west side of the roadway; ejecting the driver.

DPS, Driver's License Offices Closed Due to Weather

January 16, 2018 - Due to weather concerns, Texas Department of Public Safety area offices in the following counties, including Driver License offices will be closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

  • Angelina County
  • Houston County
  • Nacogdoches County
  • Polk County
  • Sabine County
  • San Augustine County
  • Shelby County
  • Trinity County

Other offices may be affected as well. Please check with our local office.

DPS Launches Enhanced Traffic Enforcement for Holidays

December 21, 2016 AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to help make the holidays safer by driving sober and using extra caution. In an effort to protect travelers on our roadways, DPS Troopers, as well as local law enforcement across the state, will conduct traffic patrols throughout the holiday weekends of Dec. 23 – 26 and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1, looking for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators and other dangerous drivers.

DPS Reports of Three-Vehicle Crash Involving Timpson Resident

June 13, 2016 - Nacogdoches County DPS troopers responded on June 10, at approximately 6 p.m., to and investigated a three vehicle crash on US 59 about six miles south of Nacogdoches.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2012 Dodge van failed to yield right-of-way from FM 2864 and was struck by a southbound 2013 Honda CRV. After the initial collision the Dodge van struck a 2012 Ford pickup that was stopped in the turn lane of US 59 waiting to turn onto FM 2864.

DPS Reminds Texans to Drive Safely During Spring Break

March 7, 2016 - AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers on Texas roadways to adhere to all traffic laws and use extra caution when driving during the weeks of Spring Break, when highway traffic can increase.
 
“Safe driving practices and complying with traffic laws help drivers avoid dangerous or life-threatening situations on Texas roads,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “DPS is encouraging individuals to always drive sober and distraction free in an effort to help keep travelers safe during the busy Spring Break travel season.”

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