Sarasota News Leader

12/06/2013

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CRIME BLOTTER Red ribbon magnets will be on DUI Unit vehicles to remind motorists to designate a sober driver. TIE ONE ON FOR SAFETY CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED BY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight and should be a time of celebration, so by planmembers of his DUI Unit joined Mothers ning ahead to include a designated driver, we Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on Dec. 3 to can ensure we all get home safe." promote the Tie One On for Safety campaign. As part of its ongoing partnership with MADD "Because the time between Thanksgiving and and support through a grant from the Florida New Year's Day includes some of the most Department of Transportation, the Sarasota dangerous days of the year on our nation's County Sheriff's Office conducts monthly roadways, deputies placed red ribbon mag- saturation patrols to remove dangerous, uninnets on DUI Unit vehicles to remind motorists sured or impaired drivers from the roads, the to include a non-drinking designated driver release points out. when celebrating this holiday season," a news In November, deputies conducted seven saturelease points out. "The red ribbons also ration patrols resulting in 21 DUI arrests and reinforce the ongoing commitment to stop 219 traffic citations for other offenses. "It is impaired drivers and keep all motorists safe important to note that these numbers are for in Sarasota County," the release adds. the saturation patrols only and do not include "I appreciate Sheriff Knight and the Sarasota DUI arrests made during the month outside of these specific initiatives," the release says. County Sheriff's Office partnering with MADD to kick off our Tie One On for Safety This month, saturation patrols will be red ribbon campaign," said Monica Johnson conducted Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 and 31, the of MADD in the release. "The holiday season release adds.

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