Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies and local law enforcement dedicated a July 5-6 DUI Wolf Pack operation to the co-founder of the county’s Remove Intoxicated Drivers.
Sheriff’s deputies along with police officers from Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Kenneth City and Indian Shores, as well as the Florida Highway Patrol spent the hours between 7 p.m. July 5 and 5 a.m. July 6 patrolling the county’s busiest roadways looking for impaired drivers.
This DUI Wolf Pack operation was dedicated to Barb Aho, who was a co-founder of Pinellas Remove Intoxicated Drivers. Aho's son, Robert Aho, was killed by a drunk driver March 22, 1987. She was a longtime advocate for victim's families affected by impaired driving fatalities. She died April 26, 2019.
Deputies announced results on the operation on July 7, which included 41 criminal charges and 159 citations.
Among the criminal charges were 22 DUI arrests; seven for driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license; six for felony drugs, two misdemeanor drugs, two other felony arrests, one other misdemeanor arrest and one person was arrested on a warrant.
Twenty-one citations were written for driving on a suspended or revoked drivers license, seven for no insurance, 41 for speeding, four for open container, 31 non-moving violations, 33 moving violations and 22 for DUI.
DUI Wolf Pack operations are part of the 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, Chaplains Outreach Ministries and the Suncoast Safety Council supported law enforcement during the operation.
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