DUI Saturation Patrol

***Update to News Release #18-153- Pinellas Deputies To Conduct County-Wide DUI Saturation Patrol This Weekend***

***Update as of August 4, 2018***

The results are as follows:

Criminal Charges:                                                               

8 DUI

1 Felony Drug Charges

1 Felony Warrant

2 Misdemeanor Drug Charges

12 Total Charges

 

Citations:

7 Speeding Tickets

3 Non-Moving Violations

11 Moving Violations

8 DUI Citations

29 Total Citations

 

***End of Update***

 

***Original News Release***

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
- DUI Unit
- Traffic Enforcement
- Flight Unit

What:
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and deaths, deputies will conduct a Saturation Patrol operation in Pinellas County over the weekend.

Where:
Deputies will monitor traffic throughout Pinellas County.

When:
The operation will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2018 and continue until 4 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018. 

How/Why:
Pinellas County deputies will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol operation this weekend. They will maintain a proactive profile on the highly-traveled roadways of Pinellas County.

The operation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2018 and continue until 4:00 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018. 

The operation is part of the Pinellas County Sheriff's on-going commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving. 

The goal of the DUI Saturation Patrols are to educate and create public awareness about the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and any chemical or controlled substances.

The Saturation Patrols will supplement the quarterly multi-jurisdictional DUI Wolf Packs.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will continue to conduct Wolf Packs and DUI enforcement throughout the year.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Thursday, August 2, 2018 12:56:00 PM Categories: General News

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