DUI wolfpack sweeps set in Manatee
MANATEE -- The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct DUI wolfpack details in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, Collier and DeSoto counties from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday to remove impaired drivers from the roadways.
Florida law considers a driver with .08 or higher blood alcohol content to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of Florida law.
Call *347 from any cell phone to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance.
Record holiday number of Florida drivers expected
TALLAHASSEE -- A record number of people are expected to travel on Florida roads during the holidays.
Last year in Florida, 66 people lost their lives in nearly 14,000 crashes between Dec. 23 and New Year's Day.
FHP has the following travel tips:
Your seat belt is your vehicle's best safety feature.
Don't drink and drive. Have a designated driver to make sure everyone gets home safely.
Don't drive distracted.
Get plenty of rest before you head out on your journey. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunken driving.
Obey the speed limit and practice courtesy on the highway. You're not the only one trying to get somewhere for the holidays.
-- Herald staff reports