LARGO - Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Patrol Operations Bureau deputies release the weekend results of an impaired driving Wolf Pack patrol, which occurred Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
During that time, five deputies patrolled various areas and cities throughout Pinellas County. At the end of the patrol the deputies comprised the following statistics:
- 8 Driving under the influence
- 5 Driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license
- 1 felony violation of probation
- 1 unregistered vehicle
- 1 unassigned tag
- 19 Citations
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, deputies will continue to conduct Wolf Pack patrols and sobriety checkpoints in Pinellas County. The sobriety checkpoints will be conducted once a month at various locations throughout the County.
Wolf Pack patrols will also continue to be once a month on nights separate from the checkpoints, and will target high traffic areas with an eye to identify and stop impaired, aggressive or otherwise reckless and errant drivers.
The goal of sobriety checkpoints and Wolf Pack patrols is to raise awareness that will help reduce injuries and save lives; as well as enforce Sheriff Bob Gualtieri's zero-tolerance for drinking and drug consumption and driving.