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Pinellas County Sheriff and Tampa Bay Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Spring Break and Saint Patrick's Day 2024

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Pinellas County Sheriff and Tampa Bay Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Spring Break and Saint Patrick's Day 2024

Law enforcement is cracking down on Spring Break like never before.  Miami Beach is “Breaking Up With Spring Break” (see Miami Beach Is Breaking Up With Spring Break) with curfews, restricted beach access, bag checks, DUI checkpoints and strong police enforcement for drug possession and violent crimes (Battery).

Other Spring Break hotspots like Pinellas County and the entire Tampa Bay area have followed Miami Beach’s lead and have also begun to discourage Spring Breakers through heightened law enforcement.

At the beginning of Spring Break 2024 the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office conducted 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 include heightened traffic enforcement and additional DUI Units on the road.  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office works together with other Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies including the Florida Highway Patrol, Largo Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department, and the Clearwater Police Department to conduct the DUI enforcement operations.

The Spring Break 2024 DUI Wolf Pack operations that ran from March 8, 2024 to March 9, 2024 resulted in nearly 50 criminal charges including 34 DUI’s, 6 Drug Charges, and 2 Driving With License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR) arrests along with over 200 traffic citations.

And that’s not all.  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will also be enhancing patrols during St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2024 to identify drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or any chemical or controlled substances.

Enforcement during Spring Break 2024 and St. Paddy's Day 2024 in Tampa Bay includes both DUI (Driving Under The Influence) and BUI (Boating Under The Influence) patrols as well as law enforcement looking for any other violations of the law.

If you were stopped and arrested during Spring Break 2024 or St. Paddy's Day 2024 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 facts and circumstances including 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 and BUI 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 or BUI case. The Morris Law Firm  represents clients throughout the Tampa Bay Area, including Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

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