Increased Holiday DUI Patrols
Dash Cam video of prosecuted DUI arrests available at http://youtu.be/NfA106qss7U
To date, there have been 9 DUI fatalities in 2012 (there are 3 additional fatalities pending toxicology results).
DETAILS: The City of Tampa is number two in the state for traffic fatalities and number 3 for alcohol related traffic fatalities. As a result, the Florida Department of Transportation awarded TPD a $127,166 grant to increase DUI patrols during the holidays. The increased patrol period begins December 20th and will go through 2013, concentrating on the peak holiday weeks as well as spring break and the summer months. DUI patrol officers will be paid overtime through this grant to stop and arrest drunk drivers.
Along with the strong patrol presence, TPD will use social media to remind drivers the dangers of drinking and driving. Daily statistics and DUI trivia questions will be posted to generate awareness.
DUI Crashes 244
DUI Related Fatalities 14
DUI Arrests 2,188
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