The Florida Highway Patrol is sending more troopers out onto the roads today as they kick off the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The nation-wide campaign aimed at pulling impaired drivers off the road will be in effect until September 3rd. We spoke with Florida Highway Patrol Captain Nancy Rasmussen on what exactly drivers can expect from the increased security on roadways these next few weeks.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/Drive-Sober-QnA1.mp3|titles=Drive Sober QnA]
The state budget the legislature passed this week could accomplish something Florida hasn't seen in more than 10 years — a pay raise specifically for correctional officers.