***Update as of 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023***
DUI's - 38
Felony Drug Charges - 1
Misdemeanor Drug Charges - 1
DWLSR Arrests - 7
Other Misdemeanor Arrest - 4
52 Total Charges
DWLSR - 20
No Insurance - 5
Speeding Tickets - 50
Seat Belt - 4
DL Restriction - 1
Open Container - 2
Non-Moving Violations - 43
Moving Violations - 37
DUI Citations - 38
200 Total Citations
***End of Update***
***Original News Release***
PINELLAS COUNTY - Deputies, in conjunction with several partner agencies, are joining this weekend to conduct a DUI Wolf Pack operation in Pinellas County.
The participating agencies include:
Belleair Police Department, Clearwater Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Indian Shores Police Department, Largo Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department, and Treasure Island Police Department.
The DUI Wolf Pack operation will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023, and will continue until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
The operation is part of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s ongoing commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving. The goal of the Wolf Pack is to educate people 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 DUI Wolf Pack is dedicated to the memory of Douglas Cade Jr. and Jason Rzechula.
On December 15, 2021, just before 2 a.m., Douglas and Jason were traveling on I-4 in Cade’s vehicle when they were struck by an impaired driver traveling 154 MPH. Both men were killed as a result of the crash. Douglas left behind his mother and brother. Jason left behind his mother, father, sister, daughter, and son.
The impaired driver had a blood alcohol level near the .08 limit and sustained injuries, as well as two female passengers who were sitting in the front seat of his Audi R8. The impaired driver was found guilty of DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, and DUI with Serious Injury. The impaired driver was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
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