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Saturation Patrols

DUI Saturation Patrols

Law enforcement officers in Florida are moving away from using DUI sobriety checkpoints because they are often found to be unconstitutional in court. Instead, officers are focusing more on saturation patrols.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office recently issued a news release (Release Number: 18-408) from the HCSO Public Information Office. The news release announced a Multi-Agency DUI Saturation. During the saturation patrol, deputies were on the lookout for drunk and impaired drivers.

The DUI saturation patrol was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Two other agencies participated including the Florida Highway Patrol and the Tampa Police Department. Volunteers with Mothers Against Drunk Driving were also invited to participate.

According to the HCSO news release, the DUI saturation patrol was an effort to promote safety and reduce traffic crashes in Hillsborough County. HCSO's continuing joint mission is to identify and apprehend impaired drivers in order to make our roadways safer for all drivers.

At this saturation patrol, the B.A.T. (breath alcohol test) mobile unit was located at 2109 11th Avenue, Tampa within the heart of Ybor City. More than 27 DUI Law Enforcement Officers were patrolling into the night in an effort to reduce DUI crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

If you were arrested for DUI after a multi-agency saturation patrol in Hillsborough County, FL, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm. We fight DUI cases involving a breath test, urine test, blood test, or refusal to submit to testing.

Whether this is your first offense or a second or subsequent arrest, we can help.

Call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case today.


This article was last updated on Monday, August 6, 2018.