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FCSO: “Deputy Leprechaun” Enforces Traffic On St. Patty’s Day

By on March 18, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Nunziato took his traffic enforcement assignment seriously on St. Patrick’s Day: He dressed up as a leprechaun.

According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), “Deputy Leprechaun” joined members of the Sheriff’s Office motorcycle unit to track speeders yesterday in 2 separate locations: They were posted at the interchange of Palm Coast Pkwy. and I-95, then traveled to S.R. 100, near Colbert Lane.

Nunziato took aim with his radar gun, which measures the speed of oncoming cars. When the device measured someone traveling above the speed limit, the deputy radioed to motorcycle officers about a mile east of S.R. 100 with a description of the vehicle. Then the speeders were pulled over for a traffic stop, said the FCSO.

The traffic enforcement campaign was set from 4-7 PM, Friday, March 17, on S.R. 100, 1 of the busiest corridors leading to the beach during the last weekend of Bike Week 2017.

Donning the bright green leprechaun costume garnered Deputy Nunziato good-natured honks and waves and he waved back to motorists. But traffic enforcement is no joke to the Sheriff’s Office, said the FCSO.

“Our traffic safety efforts include enforcement, education and awareness,” said Sheriff Staly.

The FCSO reports the following results from the traffic enforcement between the Palm Coast Pkwy. and I-95 interchange and S.R. 100/Colbert Lane.

  • 29 stops
  • 8 tickets written
  • 19 written warnings issued
  • 2 verbal warnings

Photos courtesy of the FCSO.

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