Southwest Florida Online - Sunday Morning News: 47,000 Florida Holiday Drivers Cited
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
47,000 Florida Holiday Drivers Cited
19-Day Enforcement Effort Nets 47,000 Traffic Citations By FHP
LABELLE, FL. -- Col. John Czernis, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, this week announced the preliminary enforcement results from the Patrol�s participation in the nationwide Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. campaign. During the holiday 19-day heightened enforcement period, the Patrol beefed up its force by having troopers postpone administrative duties in favor of road patrols and adding reservists and auxiliary troopers to patrol duty.
Troopers issued nearly 47,000 traffic citations and made 537 arrests for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. This is a little over one per hundred citations. They cited a third of them, more than 16,000 drivers, for speeding and nearly 5,000 for failure to buckle up.
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