Memorial Day Weekend is a time to celebrate those who died so we can be free. It is not a time to spend in jail because of a DUI or in the hospital because of a car accident caused by a DUI driver.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office — with help from other law enforcement agencies – will be on the lookout for drunk drivers this Memorial Day Weekend through its DUI Wolfpack Operation. According to Clearwater Patch, the enhanced enforcement for DUI drivers is expected to kick off around 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and continue until about 5 a.m. Saturday. Their extra protection can result in your loved one from being injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver.
It has not been announced what roads will be targeted so all drivers need to be smart and not drink and drive this Memorial Day Weekend. Also, just because the Wolfpack Operation ends on Saturday, be assured that law enforcement will be out looking for DUI drivers all Memorial Day weekend.
“This operation is part of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s ongoing commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving.,” the agency wrote in an email to media. “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.”
So, be smart. Use Uber or a taxi if you drank too much and need a ride home. As a last resort, AAA’s Tow to Go program will be in full force this entire weekend through Tuesday morning.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t.
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