Drunken Drivers Targeted in Holiday Patrols
Pinellas County deputies are on the lookout for impaired and reckless driving.
If it seems like there are more Pinellas County deputies on the road this weekend, you're right.
Sheriff's deputies are beefing up patrol efforts and keeping a high profile through Jan. 1 with the goal of cracking down on drunk driving.
"Deputies encourage citizens to designate a driver before they head out, or
call a cab. Staying away from behind the wheel after drinking saves lives," according to a written statement.
In addition, in a continuing effort to reduce DUI-related injuries and educate
the public about the dangers of drinking and driving year-round, the Sheriff's
Office will continue to conduct DUI Checkpoints and Wolf Pack patrols
throughout the new year.