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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Oakland Police Department joins statewide effort to crack down on impaired driving

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The Oakland Police Department has joined the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida Highway Patrol in Operation Dry Streets, a joint statewide initiative that focuses on keeping roads safe for citizens and visitors across Florida.

“Oakland PD will be on the lookout this weekend to assist with this enforcement detail,” said Oakland Police Chief John Peek.

Between March 13 - 15, deputy sheriffs, city police officers, and state troopers will be working together to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. The goal of the operation is to create a safe environment to protect citizens and visitors with a statewide presence, enforcement, and education efforts.

The operation targets those who drive impaired and otherwise jeopardize public safety by disobeying Florida traffic laws. This involves identifying traffic violators and visible signs of impairment, enhancing overall safety, raising community awareness, and more.

“Each year, far too many Floridians and visitors to our state are killed or injured from drunk drivers,” said FPCA President, Chief Kenneth Albano, Temple Terrace Police Department. “By partnering together on Operation Dry Streets, we will certainly save lives. We remind you to never drink and drive and stay vigilant of those around you that may be driving impaired.”  

For more information on the operation, visit https://youtu.be/g8zwu4SSgHg.

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