DUI Wolf Pack in Pinellas County
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office uses its DUI Wolf Pack Operation several times a year as part of its stated mission to reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage associated with traffic crashes related to drunk or impaired driving.
If you were arrested for DUI in Pinellas County, act quickly to protect your rights. You only have ten (10) days after the arrest to demand a formal review hearing at the DHSMV to contest the on-the-spot administrative suspension of your driver’s license.
In addition to the administrative suspension of your driver’s license, you will also have a separate criminal charge that is prosecuted in court at the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) courthouse in Clearwater.
Attorney for DUI Wolf Pack Cases in Pinellas
For more information, contact the DUI defense attorneys for Pinellas County, FL, at Sammis Law Firm.
We fight DUI cases involving a breath test, urine test, blood test, or refusal to submit to chemical testing.
Our attorneys understand the tactics used by DUI enforcement officers in Pinellas County. We can spot mistakes made by these officers that others might miss.
The main office of Sammis Law Firm is located in downtown Tampa, FL. We recently opened an office in Clearwater near the CJC Courthouse.
Our office is located at 14010 Roosevelt Blvd Suite 701, Clearwater, FL 33762-3820.
Recent DUI Wolfpack Arrests in Pinellas in 2022
In addition to making arrests, the Wolf Pack Operation in Pinellas County, FL, claims to educate the public about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, often work in conjunction with the following partner agencies, to conduct a DUI Wolf Pack operation in Pinellas County:
- Florida Highway Patrol
- Clearwater Police Department
- Kenneth City Police Department
- Largo Police Department
- St. Petersburg Police Department
- Tarpon Springs Police Department
- Gulfport Police Department
- Treasure Island Police Department
- Indian Shores Police Department
- Pinellas Park Police Department
The officers maintain a proactive profile over the weekend on the highly traveled roadways of Pinellas County.
Pinellas Wolfpack in December of 2022
According to the press release 22-235 on the website of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies just released the results of the most recent overnight Wolf Pack operation. The press release was last updated at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
The latest Wolf Pack operation in Pinellas County was scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022, and end at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2022. This operation was dedicated to the memory of Deputy Michael Magli, who was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver on February 17, 2021, while on duty with the Patrol Operations Bureau.
The press release explains the results of the county-wide DUI Wolf Pack operation conducted over the weekend. The operation resulted in a total of 69 charges including:
- 38 arrests for driving under the influence (DUI)
- 6 felony drug arrests
- 4 misdemeanor drug arrests
- 3 arrests for outstanding warrants
- 4 arrests for driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR)
- 6 other misdemeanor arrests
- 5 other felony arrests
- 1 arrest for giving a false name to a law enforcement officer
In addition to criminal charges, law enforcement officers in Pinellas County issued the following civil citations during the latest Wolf Pack operation:
- 17 citations for driving while license suspended or revoked without knowledge
- 4 citations for no insurance
- 75 speeding tickets
- 8 citations for possession of an open container
- 39 non-moving violations
- 39 moving violations
Pinellas Wolfpack on Memorial Day of 2022
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office just issued a press release explaining the results of an overnight wolf pack operation that occurred over Memorial Day weekend from 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
The wolf pack operation resulted in 28 charges for DUI, a total of 36 criminal charges, and 156 total citations.
The most recent DUI Wolf Pack was dedicated to the memory of 17-year-old Sophia Delott who was killed by a drunk driver on June 28, 2019.
Recent S.A.L.E. (Sea Air and Land Enforcement) Detail
In addition to the Wolf Pack, officers at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office also participate in the S.A.L.E. (Sea Air and Land Enforcement) Detail.
The last S.A.L.E. detail occurred over the Memorial Day weekend in 2022. It began at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022, and ended at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2022.
The operation is focused on the enforcement of speeding, aggressive driving, and the impaired operation of vehicles and vessels throughout Pinellas County.
The officers involved in the SALE Detail are members of the Patrol Operations Bureau which includes the Traffic Unit, DUI Unit, Marine Unit, and Flight Unit.
During the detail, officers in the Marine Unit enforced marine laws and vessel safety inspections while looking for the impaired operation of boats and other types of water vessels. The goal of the S.A.L.E. detail is to reduce property damage, injuries, and deaths associated with crashes related to speed, aggressive driving, and the impaired operation of vehicles and vessels.
20-036 County-Wide DUI Wolf Pack – According to a recent press release from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office numbered 20-036, the County-Wide DUI Wolf Pack was announced.
This article was last updated on Monday, December 19, 2022.