The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Lee County this weekend. Everyone be safe, and don’t drink and drive! http://www.sheriffleefl.org/main/index.php?r=news/index&id=12140
Crimcourts again wishes to commend LCSO on their open policy to inform the public about such special patrols. Publicity serves the primary purpose of reducing impaired drivers on the street: less people drive if they recognize the likelihood of consequences. Apparently FMPD did a DUI saturation patrol last weekend, but did not publicize it. That may be “better” for arrest numbers, but it doesn’t have the same preventative benefit as an operation that is publicly announced. Kudos LCSO.