Beginning at 7pm, Friday, September 29th, 2023, and continuing until 5am, Saturday, September 30th, 2023 the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting enhanced DUI enforcement through the use of a “DUI Wolf Pack.” “Wolf Pack” is the name the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office has given these DUI operations that are run in cooperation with other local law enforcement agencies.
Wolf Pack officers travel in packs and aggressively target what they believe to be indicators of impairment when making traffic stops. See the announcement here: 23-124 Deputies and Local Police Agencies to Conduct County-Wide DUI Wolf Pack this Weekend
The Wolf Pack will include the following law enforcement agencies in addition to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office:
- Belleair Police Department
- Clearwater Police Department
- Florida Highway Patrol
- Indian Shores Police Department
- Largo Police Department
- Pinellas Park Police Department
- St. Petersburg Police Department
- Treasure Island Police Department
The DUI Wolf Pack operations are typically put into place during holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and New Year’s Eve or any other time that law enforcement wants to step up DUI arrests.
The operation this weekend will be conducted throughout Pinellas County and will include heightened traffic enforcement and additional DUI Units on the road. The stated goal of the DUI Wolf Pack is to reduce DUI related injuries and deaths. The DUI Wolf Pack will be aggressively looking for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any other controlled substance. The DUI Wolf Pack will include the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office DUI Unit, Traffic Enforcement, and G4S Prisoner Transportation.
If you were stopped and arrested during a Pinellas County DUI Wolf Pack operation you should consult with an attorney who can assess the facts and circumstances of your arrest and formulate a plan for your best defense. We will review the stop, field sobriety tests, breath test and other associated evidence in an effort to resolve your case successfully. We have significant experience defending DUI cases including experience as a former State Attorney in Pinellas County and experience on the Pinellas County State Attorney’s DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide Squad.
Contact the Morris Law Firm at (727) 388-4736 for a strategic review of your DUI case. The Morris Law Firm represents clients throughout the Tampa Bay Area, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Pasco, and Manatee counties.