The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is conducting monthly saturation patrols to remove dangerous, uninsured or impaired drivers from local roadways to keep motorists safe.
Because of our commitment to keep the public aware of these ongoing education and enforcement efforts, results are provided at the end of each month. In September, deputies conducted saturation patrols on eight different days, including over the Labor Day holiday, resulting in 27 DUI arrests and 383 traffic citations for other offenses.
It is important to note that these numbers are for the saturation patrols only and do not include DUI arrests made during the month outside of these specific initiatives.
Saturation patrols are conducted instead of what is referred to as a “DUI Checkpoint” and includes a number of Patrol and Traffic deputies working targeted zones at the same time to monitor driving activity. Because of their design saturation patrols are mobile and take place in different areas of the county.
This initiative is conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and supported through a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation.
October saturation patrol dates have not been set and will be released at a later time.