CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol say they will be conducting a roaming DUI enforcement detail on Thanksgiving night, from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am in Charlotte County.
The Florida Highway Patrol says they are committed to promoting safety for motorists using the public highways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws which regulate and control motor vehicle traffic.
The primary purpose of this effort is to identify and apprehend drivers who operate motor vehicles in violation of Florida Statutes, including the operation of motor vehicles while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances or chemical substances to the extent their normal faculties are impaired.
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.