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
Clearwater Police Department
Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID)
Probation and Parole
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and save lives, Pinellas County deputies conducted a DUI checkpoint over the weekend. The checkpoint was conducted in partnership with the Clearwater Police Department. Results are listed below.
The sobriety checkpoint was conducted at Clearwater High School (parking lot) at 540 South Hercules Avenue in Clearwater.
The checkpoint was held from 10:00 p.m. on June 29 through 3:00 a.m. on June 30,2012.
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 are as follows:
31 Subjects Arrested
45 Total Charges
14 DUI (1 Felony)
2 Possession of Alcohol under 21
1 No Valid DL
6 DWLSR with Knowledge (1 Felony)
4 No Valid DL
2 Expired DL more than 6 months
3 Misdemeanor Warrants
2 Possession of Controlled Substance
5 Possession of Marijuana
1 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
2 Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing
2 Felony Violation of Probation
1 Carry Concealed Firearm
1 Marchman Act
17 Vehicles Impounded
35 Citations Issued
Average Intrusion Time 1 minute 47 seconds
1334 Vehicles passed by with 489 Vehicles diverted into the Checkpoint
For additional details see press release #12-159.