New Years Eve, DUI enforcement numbers are out in Manatee County

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 7:59 am | Updated: 8:01 am, Tue Jan 7, 2014.

MANATEE COUNTY, FL- MCSO Traffic Unit conducted a county-wide DUI Saturation Patrol in conjunction with the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" national DUI crackdown. 

5 total arrests, all for DUI. 25 citations were issued: 14 for Speeding, 3 for Red Light Violations, 1 summons for No Valid DL, and 6 "other" violations. 15 warning were issued along with 5 correction cards for faulty equipment. 1 license was suspended on site for a person under 21 YOA with a .02 or higher breath alcohol level.

Annually over 17,000 people are killed and another 305,000 people are injured as a result of impaired drivers.  Studies show that the average DUI driver commits this violation 80 times per year (once every 4 – 5 nights).  National averages show that an alcohol related fatality occurs every 30 minutes.  Data revealed that these incidents cost society over $54 billion annually in lost productivity, medical expenses, damages, and other expenditures

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.