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DUI wolfpack operation this weekend

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 23:12:09-05

Bradenton, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol will hold a DUI Wolfpack Operation beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  The Wolfpack Operation will take place in the counties of Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota and Manatee.  The Wolfpack Operation will focus on Interstate 75 and major state and county roadways. The Florida Highway Patrol organizes such details to proactively remove impaired drivers from the roadways and ultimately enhance the safety of the motoring public. Troopers conducting the detail will be mobile while monitoring traffic to maximize their visibility and effectiveness in removing impaired drivers from the roadways.

Driving impaired from alcohol or drugs put everyone on the roadways in danger.  Florida law considers a driver with .08 or higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to be impaired.  Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of Florida law.

The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance.