Patrols and Compliance Checks June 12-16

Tampa DUI Lawyer

All districts of Hillsborough County will again be affected by the next round of DUI enforcement events set to take place in the next several days. The first event, compliance checks, is one that the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office often conducts, and it takes the help of a minor under the age of 21. For example, an officer could coach a teen on how to approach a waiter and ask for an alcoholic beverage, all to see if that establishment is enabling underage drinking or is following the law on that count. So this teen recruit could ask for the alcohol, and if carded and refused, could try to bribe the waiter to give in. A failure at any point could result in criminal penalties for selling alcohol to a minor.

Both a saturation patrol and a heightened patrol are slated for this week as well. In each type of DUI patrol, officers are indeed alert for any of the classic signs of driving under the influence, but they will also keep their eyes peeled for any signs of criminal actions.

Here is when these checks and patrols will take place:

  • Thursday, June 12, compliance checks will be taking place in District I (Northern Hillsborough County), also from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 12, there will also be a saturation patrol, this for District II (Eastern Hillsborough County). This is slated for 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Friday June 13, District III (Western Hillsborough County) will see compliance checks starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday, June 13, a heightened patrol is scheduled for District I (Northern Hillsborough County), going from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Monday, June 16, compliance checks are set to go from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in District IV (Southern Hillsborough County).

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