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Deputies to Increase Patrols on Roads, Water Memorial Day Weekend

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announces increased patrols on the roads and waterways through the holiday weekend and life vest loaners at Dunedin Municipal Marina.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is focusing on the roads and waterways over Memorial Day weekend.

Deputies are stepping up enforcement efforts between Friday, May 24, and midnight Monday, May 27, to reduce injuries and deaths associated with holiday traffic and boating crashes in Pinellas County, according to a sheriff's news release.

The sheriff's office said its deputies are on the look out for drivers on both the roads and waterways who show signs of impairment or unsafe driving.

The sheriff's marine and environmental lands deputies are loaning life jackets to to children at various locations throughout the county, including Dunedin Municipal Marina, and checking boat safety equipment inspections on all vessels stopped over the weekend.

Locations for loaner vests are: 

  • Don's Dock, 215 128th Ave. E., Madeira Beach (on John's Pass)
  • John Chestnut Park, 2200 East Lake Rd. S., Palm Harbor
  • Dunedin Municpal Marina, 51 Main St., Dunedin
  • Fort Desoto Boat Ramp, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde

Sheriff's deputies will have personal floatation devices on board to disperse as needed. Life vests should be returned to the PCSO Marine Facility drop-off bin at 19305 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores.

Related Coverage:

  • Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in Dunedin
  • 4 Boating Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

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