DUI Wolf Pack in Pinellas County
Each year, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office conducts several “Wolf Pack” operations throughout Pinellas County, FL. During these operations, officers hunt in packs for drunk and impaired drivers. These operations are often called “saturation patrols” because numerous officers saturate a particular area pulling over a large number of drivers within a designated area of the county.
The PCSO officers involved in the Wolf Pack Operation include members of the Patrol Operations Bureau in the DUI Unit and the Traffic Enforcement Unit. Other local law enforcement agencies in Pinellas County who participated in the Wolf Pack Operation included:
- the Florida Highway Patrol;
- the St. Petersburg Police Department;
- the Pinellas Park Police Department;
- the Largo Police Department; and
- the Gulfport Police Department.
Officers that participate in the Wolf Pack Operation by monitoring traffic and maintaining a proactive profile on the highly-traveled roadways. In many of the Wolf Pack operations, G4S Secure Solutions Prisoner Transportation will participate in the operation by transporting inmates to the jail after an arrest.
Attorney for DUI Wolf Pack Cases in Pinellas County, FL
If you were arrested for DUi during a wolf pack operation in Pinellas County, FL, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney with offices located in St. Petersburg. We represent clients charged with blowing over the legal limit of 0.08 on the Intoxilyzer 8000. We also represent clients after a blood or urine test or those accused of refusing to submit to chemical testing.
Whether this is your first DUI arrest or a second or subsequent offense we can help. Call us to find out why you should demand a formal review hearing to fight the administrative suspension of your driver’s license. We can also help you fight your case pending in the North County Traffic Court in Clearwater, the South County Traffic Court in St. Petersburg, or the Pinellas County Justice Center on 49th Street.
Results of a Recent Wolf Pack Operation
According to a recent news release issued by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office, the goal of a recent Wolf Pack operation was to educate drivers by creating public awareness about the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and any chemical or controlled substances.
The operation for the saturation patrols began at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, and continued until 5 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018.
In addition to local law enforcement agencies, other organizations that supported officers during the operation included the Suncoast Safety Council, the Chaplains’ Outreach Ministries, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). These saturation patrols are also supported by the local chapter of the Remove Intoxicated Drivers (R.I.D.), a national organization staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to removing drunk drivers from the roadways.
The sheriff in Pinellas County has promised to continue conducting Wolf Packs continuously throughout Pinellas County during 2018. For the most recent Wolf Pack on May 4-5, 2018, forty (40) total criminal charges occur including twenty-two (22) DUI arrests, ten (10) felony drug charges, two (2) misdemeanor drug charges, three (3) arrests for driving while license suspended (DWLS), and three (3) other misdemeanors.
The Wolf Pack operation also resulted in 121 citations including forty-five (45) speeding tickets, twenty-one (21) moving violations, nineteen (19) non-moving violations, four (4) citations for no insurance, four (4) citations for driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR), one (1) seat belt violation, one (1) violation of the required child restraint, one (1) driver’s license restriction violation.
Recent Wolf Pack Operations in Pinellas County – Visit the website of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office website to read Press News Release 18-093 concerning the Pinellas County DUI Wolf Pack operation on May 4, 2018.
This article was last updated on Friday, May 11, 2018.