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
RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers)
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, the Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.
The checkpoint will be held at 26996 US19 North in Clearwater (K-Mart parking lot).
The checkpoint will be held beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16 until 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, deputies will continue to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Pinellas County. The sobriety checkpoints will be conducted once a month at various locations throughout the county.
Pinellas County deputies will conduct this month’s DUI Checkpoint at the above listed address in Clearwater from late Friday into early Saturday morning.
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 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 Miriam Harrell. Miriam, 76-year-old, was a backseat passenger on her way home from dinner with friends on March 20, 2004. Less than two miles away from her home, the vehicle Miriam was riding in was struck by an impaired driver. She was killed instantly.
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.