Wolf Pack Operation

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
- DUI Unit

Tarpon Springs Police Department
Clearwater Police Department
Indian Shores Police Department
Kenneth City Police Department
Gulfport Police Department
St. Petersburg Police Department
Florida Highway Patrol
G4S Prisoner Transportation

What:
Deputies have released the results of the overnight countywide DUI Wolf Pack.

When:
Pinellas County deputies along with various local law enforcement agencies conducted the countywide DUI Wolf Pack  from 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016 through 5:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Where:
The DUI Wolf Pack was conducted throughout Pinellas County.

Why/How:
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and deaths, Pinellas County Deputies in conjunction with Tarpon Springs Police Department, Clearwater Police Department, Indian Shores Police Department, Kenneth City Police Department, Gulfport Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol and G4S Prisoner Transportation conducted a DUI Wolf Pack operation in Pinellas County Overnight.

The results are as follows:

Criminal charges:

9 DUI -vehicle
1 DUI- motorcycle
1 Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding (Motorcycle)
1 Felony Tampering with Evidence
1 Violation of Probation (Felony)
1 Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor)
1 Warrant Arrest (Misdemeanor)
8 Misdemeanor Driving While License Suspended and/or Revoked with Knowledge
4 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor)
5 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
8 Other Misdemeanor Arrests 

Total Criminal Charges - 40

Citations:

17 Driving while License Suspended and/or Revoked with Knowledge
1 Underage .02 Violation
30 Speeding
8 No Insurance
2 Open containers
29 Other Non-Moving Violations
23 Other Moving Violations
6 Seatbelt Violations

Total Citations - 116

The operation was part of Sheriff's Office on-going commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving. The goal of a Wolf Pack is to educate drivers and create public awareness about the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and any chemical or controlled substances.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will be conducting DUI Wolf Packs continuously throughout the year.

 

Posted by Travis Sibley Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:31:00 AM Categories: General News

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