FCSO Increases Patrol Presence & DUI Enforcement For The Holidays

By on December 16, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) will be out in full force against drunk driving, speeding, aggressive driving, and crimes of opportunity this holiday season.

Beginning on Wednesday, December 13, FCSO patrol, motor, bicycle, and DUI units will increase their presence throughout the County. The enforcement, education, and awareness campaign will last through December 31.

The FCSO’s Motor Unit will be placed in areas known for being “high crash locations” to focus on speeding drivers. The Bike Unit and patrol deputies will watch over high traffic areas and businesses to help prevent and reduce crimes of opportunity.

Residents are urged to lock vehicle doors and remove or hide valuables. The FCSO also recommends that you stay alert, be aware of your surroundings, and refrain from leaving purses, wallets, and cell phones inside shopping carts or vehicles. Drivers are also warned to never park in handicapped parking spaces if they are not handicapped as it is illegal.

DUI Units will be out every weekend until the new year looking for impaired or drunk drivers. The FCSO warns those planning on drinking to arrange for a designated driver or taxi. Message boards will be lit to remind drivers to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

“Stay on Santa’s nice list and keep this holiday season merry and bright,” said Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly. “If you drink and drive, we will provide pick-up and delivery for your stay at the Green Roof Inn, but an Uber to your home would be much cheaper. It’s your choice.”

(Image courtesy of the FCSO)

Photo courtesy of Muskoko Stock Photo and Shutterstock.com.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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