Flagler Sheriff’s deputies conducted extra patrols on local roads and waterways during the recent Memorial Day weekend. The extra patrols were conducted beginning Friday, May 23 and ended Monday, May 26.
By the conclusion of the holiday weekend, deputies had conducted 295 traffic stops, issued 50 citations and 107 written warnings, made 7 DUI arrests, 1 BUI (biking under the influence) arrest and 9 other arrests.
The marine unit completed 19 stops on the Intracoastal Waterway, issued one ordinance violation to juveniles who were jumping off the Hammock Bridge and retrieved a jet ski which was adrift in the water.
“The goal of the DUI-BUI enforcement was to raise the public’s awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving while operating a motor vehicle or a boat. We encourage citizens to report dangerous drivers or boaters to the sheriff’s office,” said Sheriff Jim Manfre.