The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI wolfpack operation in Manatee County this weekend in a proactive effort to get anyone driving under the influence off the road and keep others safe.
Between 9 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday, FHP troopers will be on the roads, focusing on Interstate 75 as well as other state and county roadways monitoring traffic in an attempt to identify impaired drivers, according to a news release.
“The Florida Highway Patrol organizes such details to proactively remove impaired drivers from the roadways and ultimately enhance the safety of the motoring public,” the release stated.
Last weekend, FHP also conducted a multi-county DUI wolfpack operation in Manatee, Sarasota, Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties that began at 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve and went through 5 a.m. New Year’s Day.
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Troopers made 37 arrests, issued 21 warnings and 13 faulty-equipment notices throughout the five counties, according to FHP. Of those arrests, two people were charged with driving under the influence. Both DUI arrests occurred in Manatee County.
The 37 arrests resulted in the following charges:
▪ DUI’s: two
▪ open container: one
▪ no motorcycle endorsement: one
▪ expired tag or unregistered vehicle: two
▪ speed: nine
▪ driving while license suspended or revoked: seven
▪ no proof of insurance: seven
▪ violation of traffic control device: one
▪ seatbelt arrest: one
▪ no valid driver license: one
▪ improper or unsafe Equipment: two
▪ failed to display driver’s license: one
▪ fail to exhibit driver license: one
▪ failed to exhibit registration: one