DUI Wolf Pack To Roam Pinellas County
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies will hit the streets over the weekend.
Pinellas County, FL — Tampa Bay area residents with party plans in mind over the long holiday weekend may want to designate a driver. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has announced a DUI Wolf pack just in time for the 4th of July weekend.
According to the agency, the enhanced enforcement effort will begin around 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and continue until about 5 a.m.on Saturday. Multiple law enforcement agencies in Pinellas are taking part in the operation, meant to crackdown on impaired driving.
“This 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 sheriff’s office wrote in an email to media. The goal of the operation, the agency said, is to raise awareness and educate people about the dangers of impaired driving.The sheriff’s office hasn’t said what roads the pack intends to prowl, but said the focus will be on maintaining “a proactive profile over the July 4th holiday weekend on the highly traveled roadways in Pinellas County,” the email said.
Motorists who do drink too much to drive will find an alternative available to them. AAA and Bud Light have announced plans to operate their Tow 2 Go program over the entire weekend, starting Friday and ending early Tuesda morning. For more details, check out: Tow 2 Go Ready For 4th Of July 2016
By Sherri Lonon (Patch Staff) – June 29, 2016 9:14 am ET