HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC BLITZ NETS IMPAIRED DRIVERS
OTHERS ARRESTED, CITED FOR NUMEROUS OFFENSES
- Date: September 5, 2013 PIO Number: 13-9-4
Broward Sheriff’s Office Highway Unit and D.U.I. Task Force deputies’ efforts over the Labor Day holiday weekend resulted in removing a dozen impaired drivers from the roads and numerous other offenders ticketed and some arrested.
The BSO D.U.I. Task Force assisted the Hollywood Police Department with a D.U.I. checkpoint in the 1200 block of North Federal Highway that netted five D. U. I. arrests, 12 criminal citations and another dozen moving and non-moving citations.
The countywide D.U.I. saturation patrol utilizing district deputies and the BSO D.U.I. Task Force yielded seven D.U.I. arrests, nine criminal citations and yet another dozen moving and non-moving citations.
One fatality occurred in BSO’s jurisdiction after a hit-and-run driver struck and killed 29-year-old Jorge Escalante, of Pompano Beach. Escalante was crossing the 800 block of West Sample Road around 3 a.m. Sunday, September 1, when he was hit by a westbound motorist on Sample Road. BSO traffic homicide investigators determined the vehicle that killed Escalante and fled is a beige, 1992-1996 Toyota Camry or similar-type vehicle.
Anyone with information about the crash or the suspect vehicle should call BSO THI Det. Michael Kelliher at 954-765-4321, or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.BrowardCrimeStoppers.org. Crime Stoppers now pays cash rewards of up to $3,000 for tips on cases that provide information leading to an arrest.
The Labor Day Holiday traffic period ran from 6 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday. The National Safety Council predicted 394 traffic fatalities and 42,200 injuries requiring medical treatment would occur in the U.S. during this period. Deputies were enforcing moving violations, speeding, aggressive/reckless driving, move over law violators and intoxicated/impaired drivers.
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