Wolf Pack to prowl May 4-5 around Pinellas

Deputy John Robert Kotfila Jr.

Pinellas County deputies, in conjunction with police officers from Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Gulfport and the Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI Wolf Pack operation from 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, through 5 a.m., Sunday, May 5.

The operation is part of the Pinellas County Sheriff's on-going commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving. The goal of the Wolf Pack is to educate people and create public awareness about the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and any chemical or controlled substances.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), Chaplains Outreach Ministries, and the Suncoast Safety Council will be supporting law enforcement during the operation.

This Wolf Pack will be dedicated to the memory of Deputy John Robert Kotfila Jr. Deputy Kotfila was a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for six years. Deputy Kotfila was killed by a drunk driver on March 12, 2016, when he was struck head-on by the drunk driver on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.