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]
Residents of rural Bradford County recover after Hurricane Irma took their power and flooded some of their homes. Many residents are still without power and do not know when it will come back. Yet, getting outdoors seemed to be the common answer to their problems, as almost a dozen people fished in the flooded Sampson Creek, a father and son duo from Lake Butler put their boat in the elevated waters of the New River and a Sampson City resident drove an all-terrain vehicle through his neighborhood.