DUI patrols to take place Friday night in Manatee

MANATEE -- The sheriff’s office traffic unit will conduct a DUI saturation patrol on Friday, with assistance from Florida Highway Patrol, according to a media release.

Law enforcement will be patrolling from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. in areas with a history of DUI-related incidents, the release said.

The sheriff’s office traffic unit has made more than 500 DUI arrests this year with nearly 10 percent of those being drug impaired drivers, according to the release.