Prior to the 2012 season, I blogged about the nationwide campaign of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” where law enforcement across the country were cracking down on impaired driving. This past Sunday, Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, announced the preliminary enforcement results from the Patrol’s involvement in the nationwide campaign which lasted from December 12, 2012 through January 2, 2013. The Patrol beefed up its force by having troopers postpone administrative duties in favor of road patrols and adding reservists and auxiliary troopers to patrol duty.
Troopers issued more than 39,000 traffic citations and made 548 arrests for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. They cited more than 13,600 for speeding and more than 2,500 for failure to buckle up during the campaign. Law enforcement agencies across the state reported a total of 58 people died in traffic crashes during the campaign period. Law enforcement agencies across the state reported a total of 58 people died in traffic crashes during the campaign period.
“Our troopers were out on the roadways to help Florida residents and visitors have a safe and ejoyable holiday period,” said Brierton. “Every year the members of the Patrol do their part to dentify unsafe drivers and remove them from the roadways, as well as take the appropriate steps to deter unsafe driving behaviors.”
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