For Immediate Release
August 16, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Public Information Officer
You Drink & Drive. You Lose Labor Day Crackdown
Throughout the State of
In 2004, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office issued 9 DUI’s, 139 Traffic Citations, and 150 Warnings during the Labor Day Weekend.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety and Enforcement Unit and the Florida Highway Patrol will be intensifying efforts to apprehend impaired drivers during the crackdown period by conducting DUI checkpoints, wolf packs, and heightened DUI patrols. DUI Checkpoints will take place at the following dates and locations:
Saturday, August 20 on Highway 98 (
Thursday, August 25 on
Thursday, September 1 on
Saturday, September 3 on Highway 85 (Crestview / Old Wal-Mart Parking Lot)
The Traffic Safety and Enforcement Unit are working with fellow law
enforcement agencies to facilitate and promote community awareness on the 14th
Anniversary of the “Hands Across the Border” traffic safety campaign.
Law enforcement agencies in
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office encourages residents and visitors to act responsibly, protect yourself and your loved ones by buckling up and to remind you if you “Drink & Drive. You Lose.” Citizens should report apparent impaired, reckless, or dangerous drivers immediately by dialing *DUI, *SO (Alltel), 9-1-1 or by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 651-7400 or (850) 689-5705.
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