Memorial Day Saturation Patrols

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office plans to set up saturation patrols all over Tampa for Memorial Day weekend. This much-anticipated three-day weekend often encourages individuals to drink extensively.

Deputies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and will set up their Saturation patrols starting at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday. The sheriff's department is calling this "Operation 3D Saturation." The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Tampa Police Department are all partnering together for this effort.

All units will be out with extra patrols and all of the tools necessary to look for and test impaired drivers. Normally, this means that officers will hide in hard-to-see locations, scouting and patrolling the roads. If they see a driver speeding, swerving, driving erratically or violating a traffic signal, they may pull that driver over and perform breath tests. Some officers will doubtless stake out near bars and restaurants selling alcohol. If they see intoxicated drivers leave these restaurants, they may pull over these individuals before they get far down the street.

If you want more information about these saturation patrols, or if you are arrested for a DUI, don't hesitate to call Thomas & Paulk today. The best way to avoid these patrols is to avoid drinking and driving, but we are here to help you if you are caught driving while intoxicated. We offer expert DUI service and have been able to help many clients avoid serious penalties after arrest. Being arrested isn't the same as being convicted!

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