Nine DUI Arrests in Overnight 'Wolf Pack' Operation

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office conducted a special 'wolf pack operation,' targeting aggressive drivers and motorists who are drinking and driving.

With holiday celebrations just getting started, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office conducted an overnight "DUI Wolf Pack Operation" Friday, arresting nine for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The "Wolf Pack" patrols, which target aggressive drivers and motorists who are drinking and driving were conducted throughout Pinellas County from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

From the results, it seems that deputies had a busy night. Here is a list of the arrests, warnings and citations:

  • 9 DUI's
  • 3 Driving While License Suspended/Revoked
  • 1 Resist Law Enforcement Without Violence
  • 17 Citations
  • 14 Warnings

james n peebles December 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM
at what cost to taxpayers?????????
Mark L Grantham December 23, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I firmly stand behind getting individuals that ave made the decision to drink and drive. This decision is against the law, endangering the lives of others and their ability to clearly think is impaired.
Pat Harbachuk December 23, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Awesome work guys!!! Thanks for keeping us safe.
Grace December 23, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Let's see, from what I saw on tv, anybody who gets a DUI has to pay out at least $7,500.00 x 9. And 14 citations (tickets) who knows how much each person will have to pay there, let's say $100 for the heck of it, that's $1,400.00. So I think it's a good use of taxpayer money. And would you rather have the police sitting in a donut shop instead of keeping drunk and dangerous drivers off of our streets?
Kelly Hug December 23, 2012 at 02:21 AM
@James. Would you say that if one of those drunk drivers hit one of your loved ones? I for one am glad they're off the road. Kudos.
Kelly Hug December 23, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Christmas Parties=Drunk Drivers Take cabs people.
B O'H December 23, 2012 at 03:18 AM
um...its already paid for...its all part of public safety...have a nice liberal holiday...to everyone else...Merry Christmas !!!
Dad of Three December 23, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Wow, the clever B O'H writes "have a nice liberal holiday...to everyone else...Merry Christmas !!! What total crap and BS. Among all conservatives to centrists to liberals, there are some who celebrate merely a "holiday" and others who celebrate Christmas. So please cut out off the radical-right wing mud slinging.
randy ragamuffin December 23, 2012 at 03:02 PM
you know, a viable mass transit system could be a good alternative. then we could all get loaded and not have to pay $80 for a cab. oh, yeah, and we could all breathe cleaner air, except for conservatives, who opposed the decision. they would be forced to carry tanks full of internal combustion exhaust on their backs and breathe that. fair enough?
Philip Penrose December 23, 2012 at 03:29 PM
And what are the costs of lost lives and debilitating injuries, James? I have no patience for drunk drivers at all. However, coming down hard on the situation by law enforcement once or twice a year isn't enough. I think the punishment for driving drunk should be severe. Sit home and play Russian roulette all you want with a loaded pistol...but don't bring your loaded car onto the streets.
Rita Chambers December 23, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Maybe @James is one of those that think it's ok to drink and drive and put MY family in danger...? I agree with the comment above that 'if you want to play russian roulette with yourself, GO FOR IT! But leave the rest of us out of your immature, self absorbed game of drinking and driving! The rest of us have RESPECT for the life that we have been blessed with, and choose NOT to drink and drive or tolerate others that do!
Kelly Hug December 23, 2012 at 05:54 PM
How did drunk driving turn into a political conversation? If you plan on drinking..,plan on a way home other than driving yourself. Pretty simple if you ask me. Bartenders should also be held responsible if they knowingly continue to serve
Joshie Windsor December 24, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Thank God I was home safe in my warm room and not out where there are drunks and cold that night.
John Taylor December 25, 2012 at 03:38 AM
All Conservatives are wackos.....TEA BAGGERS are Domestic Terrorists....If they knock on my door, I tell them to hit the pavement, or I will pop a cap into them. I will not let them Gabby Giffords me or my family.
Downtown Clearwater Citizen December 25, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Sounds very radical. "I will pop a cap into them" who is the wacko and terrorist?
Philip Penrose December 25, 2012 at 04:42 PM
"If they knock on my door, I tell them to hit the pavement, or I will pop a cap into them..." Ahhh - such a lovely Christmas eve thought, JT. And peace on earth to you too.


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