MANATEE — Local law enforcement agencies will increase patrols this holiday weekend in an effort to combat drunk drivers on the roadways and on the water.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says it will conduct a DUI saturation patrol Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. in areas with a history of high DUI-related incidents.
The purpose of the saturation is to bring awareness to the DUI problem in Manatee and reduce the number of DUIs, particularly the ones involving serious crashes, a media release said.
“Saturation patrols have worked for us in the past,” sheriff’s spokesman Dave Bristow said. “It’s the beginning of a busy holiday weekend, and people will drink and drive.” ….MORE