Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FHP Announces 4th Of July Enforcement Results

8,600 Traffic Tickets Written Over Holiday Weekend

Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, today announced the preliminary results from the Patrol's Independence Day holiday enforcement effort. 

During the four-day heightened enforcement period, FHP increased the number of troopers patrolling Florida's roadways.Auxiliary troopers augmented FHP's force.

Troopers issued nearly 8,600 traffic citations and made 90 arrests for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. They cited
more than 3,200 drivers for speeding and nearly 1,100 for failure to buckle up. Troopers also investigated more than 900 crashes
during the holiday period, including 12 crashes that resulted in 13 fatalities. 

Additionally, troopers assigned to commercial vehicle enforcement conducted 232 safety inspections on trucks.

Preliminary Enforcement Results: July 1 – July 4, 2011
Total Citations = 8,541
DUI Arrests = 90
Speeding Citations = 3,257
Safety Belt Citations = 1,060
Motorist Assists = 2,221

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