A friendly heads up this weekend for those of us who will be enjoying the official beginning of summer. The PCSO has announced that they are participating in a Memorial day enforcement operation.
Cleverly named the 2018 Memorial Day S.A.L.E. (Sea Air and Land Enforcement), it began 9:00 a.m. today and will continue until 5:00 p.m. Monday.
Per the official release ” The detail will utilize the Marine Unit to conduct vessel safety inspections and enforcement of marine laws to include impaired vessel operation. The Flight Unit will assist the Traffic and DUI Unit in the enforcement of speeding, aggressive driving, and driving under the influence.
The detail is part of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Policing through Education and Enforcement for Drivers (SPEED) highway safety grant and the DUI Enforcement Enhancement Program grant.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with crashes related to speed, aggressive driving, and the impaired operation of vehicles and vessels”.
In summary, have fun and be careful. Know that there will be heightened police presence on most major roads and waterways. If you are drinking, then Uber. If you are boating, be careful and make sure you have all the proper boating safety equipment at hand. Continue reading