Memorial Day Weekend: DUI Wolf Packs in Pinellas County

Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembrance, gratitude, and celebration. As Memorial Day approaches, many people in Pinellas County are gearing up for a long weekend of relaxation and fun in the sun. It’s important to remember that law enforcement agencies often implement extra patrolling during holiday weekends to ensure the safety of residents and visitors alike. In this article, we will explore the presence of “wolf packs” in Pinellas County. 

Pinellas County DUI Wolf Packs

In an effort to combat DUIs and keep the roads safe, Pinellas County law enforcement agencies employ DUI Wolf Packs. During holidays and weekends when alcohol consumption is high, these wolf packs consist of specially trained officers who patrol the county with the objective of identifying and apprehending impaired drivers. Over Memorial Day Weekend 2022, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office county-wide DUI wolf pack reported 28 DUIs and over 150 citations.

The wolf packs are typically set up to have saturated patrols in areas of the county where drinking and driving are most common. These areas often include:

  • 4th Street in St. Petersburg leaving downtown
  • Gulf Boulevard from St. Pete Beach up to Indian Rocks Beach
  • The Memorial Causeway leaving Clearwater Beach
  • US 19 North
  • The Ulmerton Road/US19 interchange

The general strategy is to pull over as many people as possible to cast a wider net for catching impaired drivers. Common traffic stops during these wolf pack saturation patrols include speeding, expired registration, failure to maintain a single lane, inoperative head or tail lights, stopping past a stop bar, and driving while license suspended or revoked. 

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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