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***Updated***13-225 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office To Conduct Joint Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

****UPDATE****

The following are the results of this weekend’s DUI Checkpoint:

5 DUI’s

1 Fleeing & Eluding Police Officer

1 Providing False Name to LEO

1 No Valid DL

1 Possession of Marijuana

2 Driving While License Suspended / Revoked

21 Citations

Of the 1,899 vehicles that passed the checkpoint, 376 vehicles were diverted into the checkpoint for evaluation.

The average intrusion time of vehicles with no violations was 1 minute 51 seconds.

****ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW****

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Prisoner Transport Unit
-Traffic Crash Investigators
-Community Policing Unit
-Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol
-Explorer Post 900
-Narcotics Division
-Support Services Bureau

Probation and Parole
RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers)

St. Petersburg Police Department

Clearwater Police Department

Pinellas Park Police Department

Largo Police Department

Florida Highway Patrol

What:
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of various other law enforcement agencies, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.

Where:
The checkpoint will be held at 31975 US Highway 19 N. in Palm Harbor. The Sheriff’s Office will be diverting northbound traffic from US Highway 19 N.

When:
The checkpoint will be held beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 until 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, October, 19, 2013.

How/Why:
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Pinellas County. The checkpoint will be located near 31975 US Highway 19 N. in Palm Harbor. The Sheriff’s Office will be diverting northbound traffic from US Highway 19 N. The checkpoint will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 and will end at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, October, 19, 2013.

At the checkpoint, Patrol, Community Policing 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 Yvonne Myers. On June 18, 1992, 18-year-old Myers left her home to meet her friends at the movies. She got into a car with her friend Matt, who was driving. Matt had been drinking and was impaired. Matt ran a red light at US Highway 19 and Drew Street and was struck by a car passing through the intersection. Yvonne, who was in the front passenger seat, was flown to a local hospital and died from her injuries.

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.

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