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12-163 DUI Checkpoint Results For June 29-30, 2012

Who:
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
-Narcotics Unit
Support Services Bureau
-Vehicle Maintenance

Clearwater Police Department

Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID)

Probation and Parole

What:
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.

Where:
The sobriety checkpoint was conducted at Clearwater High School (parking lot) at 540 South Hercules Avenue in Clearwater.

When:
The checkpoint was held from 10:00 p.m. on June 29 through 3:00 a.m. on June 30,2012.

How/Why:
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.

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