Media Advisory                                              

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Public Information Officer
(850) 651-7420 

July 4th Weekend Safety

            With the 4th of July weekend approaching, Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris urges all citizens to make the roads and waterways safe in Okaloosa  County .  To insure motorist and boating safety, the Marine Unit, Traffic Enforcement Unit and deputies will be on alert for violators.  The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit and patrol will also be on alert for aggressive driving violations, as well as seat belt and child restraint usage.  The Marine Unit and Beach Patrol deputies will render assistance or enforcement wherever it is needed.

Citizens should be knowledgeable of the following:

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is an active participant in the “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” traffic safety initiative.  Sheriff Morris encourages residents and visitors to have fun, but be safe and responsible.  Citizens who observe threats to public safety should contact law enforcement immediately by dialing *FHP, *DUI, or by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 651-7400 or 689-5705.