For Immediate Release
December 2, 2005
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
ZERO TOLERANCE PAYING OFF
the first time, the Okaloosa County
's Office has passed the 500 mark for drunk driving arrests in a single year.
That includes the work of the Office's dedicated DUI unit, which has made more
than 150 of those arrests. Plans are in the works to add a second,
similar night-time traffic enforcement unit in
the holiday and party season now underway,
Charlie Morris wants to remind the public that his agency has a zero tolerance
policy for drunk driving. That policy, combined with better enforcement, and a
focus on deputy training in making DUI arrests, is credited with the successful
crackdown on violators. However citizen involvement is also playing a key role.
's Office, as well as other law enforcement agencies, routinely gets calls
from citizens who phone-in information regarding impaired drivers.
Morris, along with the President of the Okaloosa/Walton Chapter of Mothers
Against Drunk Driving, Peter Wolniewicz, thank citizens for that help and
encourage them to keep up the good work.