The Independence Day weekend is just about here and the Killeen Police Department is reminding residents of a few things to keep yourself and your families weekend safe.

According to KilleenPD News, the department will have extra patrol units conducting a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) enforcement operation during the evening and into the night of July 4th.

The KPD went on to say that the operation will consist of placing dedicated resources in specific enforcement zones throughout the city, with the specific missions of traffic safety enforcement and DWI interdiction.

Also, the department is reminding residents that fireworks are STILL illegal to discharge within city limits. Any person in violation may be charged with a class C misdemeanor and a fine up to $2,000.00.

Do the right thing this weekend so you don't get hit with a fine or worse, hurt someone. If you're drinking, stay at home or use a taxi or rideshare service, besides, you should stay home anyway because of the whole "pandemic" that's going on....