The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will use enhanced traffic enforcement over the next few weekends to keep streets safe and take impaired drivers off the road.
Deputies will use “saturation patrols” this weekend and over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to look for traffic offenses, motorists driving without a license, those with warrants and drunk drivers.
Instead of setting up what is known as a DUI Checkpoint, a number of Patrol and Traffic deputies will work targeted zones at the same time and monitor the activity of motorists. These saturation patrols will take place in different areas of the county.
“Aggressive drivers and people who get behind the wheel while impaired put themselves and others at risk,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “We want citizens and visitors to know we are working diligently to ensure their safety on Sarasota County roads.”