Operation Dry Streets

NEWS RELEASE 20-042 - MARCH 11, 2020
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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Highway Patrol, and Florida Police Chiefs Association, is enhancing enforcement efforts as part of a statewide initiative to keep the roads safe for citizens and visitors across Florida.
The three-day awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Streets, focuses on those who drive impaired and otherwise jeopardize public safety by disobeying traffic laws. From March 13 through March 15, deputies in Sarasota County and across the state of Florida will be looking for traffic violators and visible signs of impairment while enhancing overall safety and raising community awareness of traffic laws. During the weekend operation, motorists can expect to see a strong law enforcement presence and increased messaging about traffic safety.
“It’s a beautiful time of year in Sarasota County and we expect to see more visitors than ever during Spring Break,” commented Sheriff Tom Knight. “That is one of the many reasons we are proud to take part in this initiative and use it as an opportunity to ensure motorists are using good driving habits to reduce crashes and keep our roadways safer.”