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What is the Sheriff’s Office doing about getting drunk drivers off the roads?


D.U.I. enforcement has always been a paramount issue for the Sheriff’s Office. Many years ago, the Sheriff assigned officers to a special D.U.I enforcement squad that later led to the development of a full-service traffic enforcement unit. The Sheriff continues important partnerships with community action groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.).  These partnerships enhance D.U.I. interdiction, enforcement, education, and legislative reform. Also, the Sheriff routinely applies for and receives grant funds in order to purchase the best equipment and supplies needed to carry out the objective of getting drunk drivers off of the roads of Lee County.

The Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit organizes and participates in numerous D.U.I. interdiction operations such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.  The operations are performed all over Lee County.  Combined with the daily vigilance of all patrol deputies these methods have proven to be extremely effective in combating drunk driving.

D.U.I Arrests:

2014 - 707

2013 - 802

2012 - 838

2011 - 763

As you can see, a person who decides to drink and drive in Lee County is making a foolish decision. We are out there in force looking for them and we won’t stop looking until we get them off the roads!