Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Special Operations Division
-Patrol Deputies (North and South County)
-Prisoner Transport Unit
-Traffic Crash Investigators
- Community Policing Unit
- K-9 Unit
- Explorer Post 900
Investigative Operations Bureau
Support Services Bureau
Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID)
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and save lives, Pinellas County deputies conducted a DUI checkpoint over the weekend. Results are listed below.
The sobriety checkpoint was conducted at 29582 U.S. 19 North in Clearwater (Parking lot of Pinellas County North County Traffic Court) .
The checkpoint was held between 10:00 p.m. on March 16th and 2:00 a.m. on March 17th.
The goal of the sobriety checkpoint was to raise awareness that will help reduce injuries and save lives; as well as enforce the Sheriff’s Office zero-tolerance for drinking and driving/drug consumption and driving.
Checkpoint results for March 16-17, 2012 at 29582 US Hwy 19 (North County Traffic Court) are as follows:
23 Arrested Subjects
30 Total Charges
7 Driving While License Suspended/Revoked
1 Unregistered Motor Vehicle
5 No Valid DL
4 Possession of Alcohol Under 21
2 Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
1 Violation of Business Purposes Only
1 Tampering with Evidence
1 No Motorcycle Endorsement
2 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
2 Possession of Cocaine
1 Possession of Oxycodone
1 Possession of Marijuana
1 Introduction of Contraband into Pinellas County Jail
1 Administrative Suspension under 21 (.02 Violation)
16 Vehicles Impounded
Average Intrusion Time: 2 Minutes 26 Seconds
1788 Vehicles Passed 385 Diverted Into Checkpoint
For additional details see press release #12-049.