The Indian Shores Police Department worked a joint operation with the Florida Highway Patrol, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, and other local municipalities over the Fourth of July weekend. This DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Wolf Pack was a shared focus on DUI enforcement in order to reduce injuries/crashes related to impaired driving. The results from the wolf pack calculated by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is as follows:
41 Total Charges
159 Total Citations
As always the Indian Shores Police want to extend a thank you to the PInellas County Sheriff's Office for including us in this important event.
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!!!