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Pinellas Co. releases results of DUI crackdown

Posted: 8:40 AM, Dec 20, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-21 00:31:39-05

The Pinellas County and Florida Highway Patrol partnered with police departments from St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Gulfport, Largo and Tarpon Springs to conduct a countywide DUI crackdown this weekend.

The operation ran from 8 p.m. Saturday, December 19, to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 20.

By Sunday morning, the operation had recorded 10 incidents of vehicle motorists driving under the influence, 1 incident of a motorcyclist driving under the influence, 3 driving with suspended or revoked license and various other violations.

In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries and deaths, Pinellas County sheriff's deputies teamed with Clearwater Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Gulfport Police Department, Largo Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department, and the Tarpon Springs Police Department to conduct a DUI Wolf Pack operation in Pinellas County overnight Saturday.

The results are as follows:

Criminal Charges:

10 DUI vehicle

1 DUI motorcycle

3 Misdemeanor Driving while license suspended and/or revoked with knowledge

1 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor)

1 Motorcycle Endorsement Violation

1 Fleeing and Eluding

17 Total Charges

 

 

Citations:

 

15 Driving while License Suspended and/or Revoked with Knowledge

40 Speeding

1 Open container driver

9 No Insurance

30 Other non-moving violations

38 Other moving violations

1 Violation DL Restrictions

1 Seat belt violation

135 Total Citations

 

The operation was part of Sheriff's Office on-going commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving. The goal of a Wolf Pack is to educate drivers 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 Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will be conducting DUI Wolf Packs continuously throughout the year.