Pinellas Wolf Pack Hands Out 17 Charges, 135 Tickets
The wolf pack, which ran from Saturday (Dec. 19) night until this morning, was the combined work of seven police agencies.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A total of 11 drivers were charged with DUI during a nine-hour wolf pack operation that began Saturday (Dec. 19) and ended early this morning.
In addition to the 11 DUIs, officers also filed six other criminal charges and 135 traffic-related violations.
The wolf pack, which kicked off at 8 p.m., was a collaboration among the Pinellas County Sheriff, the Florida Highway Patrol and the St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Gulfport and Tarpon Springs police department. It ended about 5 a.m.
The operation was part of the sheriff’s ongoing commitment to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to impaired driving. The goal of a wolf pack is to educate drivers and create public awareness about the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and any chemical or controlled substances. The sheriff plans to conduct DUI wolf packs continuously throughout the year.
A summary of the results from this weekend’s wolf pack:
- 10 DUI vehicle
- One DUI motorcycle
- Three misdemeanor driving while license suspended and/or revoked with knowledge
- One possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor)
- One motorcycle endorsement violation
- One fleeing and eluding
17 Total Charges
- 15 driving while license suspended and/or revoked with knowledge
- 40 speeding
- One open container driver
- Nine no insurance
- 30 other non-moving violations
- 38 other moving violations
- One violation of drivers license restrictions
- One seat belt violation
135 Total Citations
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