According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol caused over 750 fatal car accidents across Florida in 2020. With driving under the influence being such a prevalent issue, it is reasonable to understand the great measures local law enforcement takes to keep drivers safe.
One of the latest Pinellas County initiatives to reduce drunk driving has been dubbed the “DUI Wolf Pack.” During times when incidents of impaired driving increase (including holiday weekends such as Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July weekend), officers are organized into patrol groups called “wolf packs,” whose main job is to crack down on DUIs with increased patrol and arrests throughout Pinellas County.
While reducing the number of drivers who get behind the wheel while under the influence is an important effort, even more important is ensuring Pinellas County drivers are protected and treated fairly by law enforcement. In this article, the top DWI lawyers in Clearwater with Russo, Pelletier, & Sullivan P.A. explain three things you should know about “DUI Wolf Packs.”