F.H.P. Kicks Off Holiday Enforcement

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Tampa, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-The Florida Highway Patrol will be out in force this holiday weekend looking for drunk and impaired drivers.  The heavy enforcement starts tonight and runs through New Year's Day.

Highway Patrol Troop K holds a multi-county DUI Wolfpack Operation Tonight through Tomorrow morning.  That operation takes place in Hilllsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Polk Counties.

Troopers will focus on the Suncoast Parkway, Veterans Expressway and the Polk Parkway.  If you happen to encounter an impaired driver you are being urged to call *FHP to report it.

Law enforcement is reminding people not to drink and drive and plan in advance for parties where alcoholic beverages are served.  Troopers are advising you to get a designated driver, take a cab or call tow to go if you decide to welcome in 2018 with booze.

Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol

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