Indian Shores Police investigated a suspicious vehicle off 182nd Avenue in the Town of Redington Shores. According to witnesses, the suspects were driving around several parking lots, tugging on door handles, and peering into windows. Further investigation revealed one vehicle was burglarized, as the center console was found open, and contents rifled through.
Subsequently, the suspect involved was arrested on felony burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. With the influx of visitors to the area, Indian Shores Police would like to remind everyone (residents and visitors) to please lock your vehicle doors.
Recently Indian Shores Police responded to a home invasion off of 182nd Avenue. Two suspects entered through the rear of the residence brandishing a firearm. The victims of the home invasion sustained injuries resulting from one of the suspects striking them with the firearm. The investigation is still on-going.
Indian Shores Police were conducting routine patrol off 182nd Avenue and 180th Avenue a couple of weeks ago. Officers noticed a black sedan driving up and down the roadway, doubling back on several side roads.
Concerned with the suspicious activity in light of the recent home invasion, officers followed the vehicle, and witnessed the sedan commit a traffic infraction. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, which quickly turned into a felony drug investigation, as there was a strong odor of unburnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
Subsequently, the driver of the vehicle was arrested. THC wax, THC oil, and over 300 grams of marijuana including paraphernalia were seized.
Upon being arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), you can expect to experience the following:
Per Florida State Statute 316.193(9):
A person who is arrested for a violation of this section may not be released from custody:
(a) Until the person is no longer under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893 and affected to the extent that his or her normal faculties are impaired;
(b) Until the person’s blood-alcohol level or breath-alcohol level is less than 0.05; or
(c) Until 8 hours have elapsed from the time the person was arrested.
2. You will appear in court.
3. You may lose your driver's license.
4. You may be placed on probation.
5. You may have an interlock device installed in your vehicle.
As we approach the holidays, your Indian Shores/Redington Shores Police remind you to think smart and stay safe. With the numerous ways to get home safely after celebrating, drunk driving is not the answer.
The average DUI can cost up to $10,000!!!