Monday, February 25, 2013
The citations included seven DUIs and one possession of cocaine during the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office operation.
Pinellas County deputies issued 32 citations over the weekend during their monthly DUI Wolf Pack Operation. The citations included: According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, "the goal of the Wolf Pack is to target drivers under the influence of alcohol, aggressive driving and other traffic related violations." The operation took place on Feb. 22 and 23. Sign up for the Dunedin Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Sheriff's deputies arrested 12 drivers charged with DUIs and wrote 28 citations during a targeted patrol across Pinellas County over the weekend.
Sheriff's deputies arrested 12 drivers and issued 28 citations while patrolling Pinellas County over the weekend, authorities report. Patrol deputies monitored traffic throughout the county on Friday and Saturday and targeted reckless or aggressive drivers, or those who may have been under the influence of alcohol. The DUI Wolf Pack operations are conducted monthly, on nights separate from the once-a-month DUI checkpoints. Deputies say the effort is meant to reduce DUI-related injuries and educate about the dangers of drinking and driving. Pinellas County Sheriff's released these results from the operation:
Monday, December 31, 2012
Find out how prevalent DUIs are in the state.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that fatal crashes involving impaired drivers tend to increase during the holidays. That’s why the Florida Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies plan to step up enforcement through New Year’s Day. “Last year more than 1,100 people lost their lives in crashes where alcohol or drugs were involved or suspected, and thousands more were injured,” said Julie L. Jones, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in a media release. Just how prevalent are DUIs in Florida? Here’s a look at the numbers according to the website Florida DMV: So what happens if a person is charged with a DUI in Dunedin? Here are the penalties for a first …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Dunedin residents can expect to see more law enforcement on the roads through New Year’s Day.
With the long New Year’s weekend kicking off for many tonight at 5, the Florida Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies aim to make their presence known. FHP is participating in National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month activities, and troopers want to remind motorists to take care behind the wheel. “New Year’s is a party-type holiday,” Sgt. Steve Gaskins acknowledged. “We want to remind people that even during your celebrations you have to make plans ahead of time. We don’t want to mix alcohol and motor vehicles.” Gaskins suggests that anyone going out this weekend or on Monday, which is New Year’s Eve, come up with a plan to get home safely. “Plan for a designated driver, party at home or plan to party at places…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Investigators say Adrian David Rodriguez's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit when he ran a red light and struck a car driven by Christopher Holly at U.S. 19 and Republic Drive last month.
A Clearwater man accused of running a red light and killing another driver last month in Dunedin has been charged with DUI manslaughter, the Tampa Bay Times reports, citing the Florida Highway Patrol. Adrian David Rodriguez, 33, turned himself in Friday and was booked in Pinellas County Jail, according to the report. FHP investigators said Rodriguez ran a red light with his 1999 Nissan Altima at U.S. 19 and Republic Drive in Dunedin in the early morning hours of Oct. 6. Christopher Holly, 28, was making a U-turn at the intersection when his Nissan Xterra was struck by Rodriguez's. The impact caused Holly's car to roll over, and he died at the scene. Rodriguez suffered minor injuries in the crash. Blood test results later showed his blood …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cameron Bosley, the driver in an April crash that killed his passenger Michael Graziano, turned himself into authorities late Sunday when he learned a warrant was out for his arrest.
Cameron Bosley, the driver in an April crash that killed his passenger Michael Graziano, turned himself into authorities late Sunday when he learned a warrant was issued for his arrest. Bosley, 25, of Dunedin, was arrested and charged with felony DUI manslaughter. He was released Monday afternoon on $10,000 bond. Graziano, 24, of Dunedin, was riding with Bosley in his 1994 Volvo SW when it struck a dump truck at a high speed on April 3. Graziano died as a result of his injuries on April 13. Bosley's blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.174 at the time of the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Investigators say Bosley's Volvo was just east of 66th St. North on Ulmerton Road in Largo, traveling westbound at a high rate of …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Carey James Hickman of Dunedin crashed his pickup into a barber shop Tuesday afternoon was found to be drinking, Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies report.
A Dunedin man who crashed through the wall of a barber shop on Patricia Avenue Tuesday afternoon had been drinking, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reports. Carey James Hickman, 41, of Virginia Street, was charged with a DUI on Tuesday after he went careening in his 2003 Ford F-150 east on Beltrees Street, crossed onto Patricia Avenue, into the Dunedin Lanes parking lot, and then, crashed through the concrete wall of a barber shop at 463 Patricia Avenue at about 5:42 p.m., deputies report. The owner of the barber shop was outside the building at the time, and actually witnessed the incident. No injuries were reported. Hickman reportedly declined medical treatment and was taken to Pinellas County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Some drivers were also charged with possessing drugs and firearms at the Friday night checkpoint in Oldsmar, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
A Pinellas County Sheriff's Office checkpoint at Tampa Road in Oldsmar netted 10 arrests and five DUI charges overnight Friday. Various units of the sheriff's office set up the DUI checkpoint at Lockheed Martin, 3655 Tampa Rd., in Oldsmar late Friday and into Saturday morning, according to a media release. The checkpoint resulted 10 arrests and 16 different charges: There were also 16 citations, and 11 vehicles were impounded. Of the 2,042 vehicles that passed by the checkpoint, 483 were pulled over, according to the release.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The monthly checkpoints are held by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in an effort to reduce DUI-related injuries.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will be holding a sobriety checkpoint this weekend on Tampa Road, which is one of north Pinellas county's busiest roads. The monthly checkpoints are held in an effort to reduce DUI-related injuries, according to the sheriff's office. Here's what you need to know about the checkpoint- Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies with the Patrol, K-9, Community Policing and Narcotics units will be on the lookout for alcohol and drug impaired drivers. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Bus will be used for breath testing and the processing of arrested individuals. Deputies and officers will also be checking for driver license, registration, insurance, and equipment violations. Members of the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Pinellas County weekend operation lasted eight hours, targeting drunken and aggressive driving.
The results are in from last weekend's Wolf Pack operation targeting drunken and aggressive drivers in Pinellas County. Turns out Joe Six Pack is no match for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Wolf Pack. Sheriff's deputies: Not bad for an eight-hour workday. The special, countywide "Wolf Pack" operation began at 9 p.m., Friday, July 20, and ended at 5 a.m., Saturday, July 21. Wolf Packs are announced in advance to help discourage unsafe and illegal driving in Pinellas County. They are an effort to reduce DUI-related injuries, and to inform the public about the risks of drinking and driving. Future "Wolf Pack" patrols will be once a month, on nights separate from the monthly DUI Checkpoints.