Highway patrol statistics are in from July 4th holiday
The Florida Highway Patrol announced the preliminary results from its Independence Day holiday enforcement effort. During the four day period of July 1st through the 4th, FHP increased the number of troopers patrolling Florida’s roadways. Troopers issued more than 8,000 traffic citations and made 82 arrests for driving under the influence. FHP public affairs officer Lieutenant Jeff Frost says these numbers and others are down from last year.
Lieutenant Frost also says there are rules motorists should follow all the time, not just during the holidays, to ensure they don’t get pulled over.
Lieutenant Frost adds FHP will continue to perform holiday enforcement campaigns to ensure the safety of the state’s roadways.
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