SARASOTA — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office saturation patrols in August resulted in 17 DUI arrests and another 151 traffic citations. The numbers do not include DUI arrests outside saturation initiatives.
The two-week agencywide Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign resulted in 42 DUI arrests, 92 citations for driving with a suspended license, 111 seatbelt violations and 451 speeding tickets.
Saturation patrols include patrol and traffic deputies working targeted zones to monitor driving activity.
Saturation patrols were conducted Sept. 6 and will be conducted again Sept. 13, 20 and 27. This initiative is conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving through a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation.