Below are the results from last night’s DUI Checkpoint:
17 Subjects Arrested
22 Total Charges
5 Driving While License Suspended/Revoked (DWLSR)
7 Possession of Marijuana
3 Possession of Paraphernalia
2 Violation of Probation
3 No Valid DL
14 Vehicles Impounded
35 Citations Issued
Average Intrusion Time- 1 minute 44 seconds
822 Vehicles passed by while 255 vehicles were diverted into the Checkpoint
***Original release below***
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Prisoner Transport Unit
-Traffic Crash Investigators
-Community Policing Unit
-Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol
-Explorer Post 900
-Support Services Bureau
Probation and Parole
Largo Police Department
What: In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, law enforcement will conduct another sobriety checkpoint this Friday.
Where: 900 Missouri Ave N. Largo, FL 33770 (Babcock Furniture)
When: Friday July 27, 2012 from 10:00 p.m. to Saturday July 28, 2012 at 3:00 a.m.
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, deputies will continue to conduct sobriety checkpoints in Pinellas County. The sobriety checkpoints will be conducted once a month at various locations throughout the county.
Pinellas County Deputies and Largo Police Officers will conduct a DUI Checkpoint this Friday, July 27th 2012 starting at 10:00 p.m. They will be located at 900 Missouri Ave N. Largo, FL 33770 (Babcock Furniture). At the checkpoint, Patrol, Community Policing, K-9 and Narcotics deputies will be on the lookout for alcohol and drug impaired drivers. Members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Investigations Unit, the Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol and Explorer Post 900 will assist with non-enforcement related tasks.
Along with impaired drivers, deputies and officers will be looking for driver license, registration, insurance, and equipment violations.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Bus will be used for breath testing and the processing of arrested individuals.
This Friday’s checkpoint is dedicated to Jack Schaffer. Jack was killed due to the actions of an impaired driver on December 12, 2007. The crash was investigated by the Largo Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Team.
For more information about the sobriety checkpoints, contact Captain Paul Halle of the Special Operations Division at 727-582-6200 or the Sheriff’s Public Information Office at 582-6221.