PINELLAS COUNTY - Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department "DUI Wolf-Pack" will be on the hunt Friday and Saturday as part of the "You Drink and Drive. You Lose" program.
The countywide DUI Enforcement detail is in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DUI Sustained Enforcement Program - "You Drink and Drive. You Lose."
The Traffic Enforcement Unit, DUI Enforcement Unit, Community Police Unit and K-9 Unit will participate in the weekend event.
The goal of the DUI Sustained Enforcement Program is to mobilize every law enforcement agency in the state in a continuing effort to keep families safe from one of the greatest threats to our communities - the impaired driver.
Statistics show that in 2004 there were 1,610 alcohol related crashes in Pinellas County. Those crashes resulted in 1,193 injuries and 48 fatalities.
In addition to this " Wolf Pack", the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has been and will continue conducting "Saturation Patrols" during the month of January in conjunction with the Sustained Enforcement Program.
For more information, call Sgt. Richard Nalven at 464-8170 or Cpl. Jennifer Olley at 464-8171.