While pirates invade Tampa for Gasparilla this weekend, Florida Highway Patrol troopers will be out to make sure drunk drivers don’t invade Manatee County roads.
Florida Highway Patrol is holding a DUI Wolfpack Operation focusing on Interstate 75 along with other major state and county roads starting at 8 p.m. Saturday and running until 5 a.m. Sunday. Troopers will be mobile while monitoring the roadways.
The operations are organized by FHP to proactively take impaired drivers off the roads.
According to Florida law, a driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher is considered to be impaired. Drivers younger than 21 years old with a BAC of 0.02 or higher are considered impaired.
Motorists can report an aggressive driver by dialing *FHP from any cell phone.