Pictured here is the unmarked unit used by the Karnes County Sheriff’s Office special operations unit license and weights deputy as he patrols for vehicles that appear to have safety violations, speeding, and other types of traffic enforcement. Deputy Jim Pearce (left), a retired DPS L&W trooper, is the license and weights deputy for Karnes County. According to Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva (right), the vehicle will allow him to mix in as a regular vehicle with the large amounts of traffic that is now present on local roadways here in Karnes County and that way violators will not notice him as easily as they would in a truly marked patrol vehicle. This vehicle is also four wheel drive and recently with the large amounts of rain has come in handy. Sheriff Villanueva said that there is a possibility that more vehicles like this one, both marked and unmarked, could be added to the sheriff’s office fleet.