Over Fourth of July weekend, as residents celebrated with cookouts and fireworks, police officers across Florida were busy busting reckless drivers and boaters.
According to statistics released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, seven law enforcement agencies from Palm Beach County issued 66 marine citations, 143 warnings, and handled six crashes or water rescues. They also caught five underage drinkers and one person piloting a boat under the influence of drugs of alcohol.
Traffic offenses were not separated by county or region, but Florida Highway Patrol troopers issued 4,548 speeding tickets, 1,928 seatbelt-related offenses, and made 98 DUI arrests between Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 5. In addition, troopers reportedly helped over 2,000 motorists.
Fla. law enforcement cites 4,548 speeders, 1,928 seatbelt tickets, 98 DUI arrests on July 4th weekend, Palm Beach Post, July 8, 2009
Contact a South Florida traffic lawyer for a free initial consultation if you have been cited for traffic violations or arrested for DUI.