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FAQs

Question:

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

Answer:

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.

We encourage citizens to report impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1.  Mention the Sheriff's Office Mobile Eyes program and if your call results in a D.U.I. arrest, you are eligible for a $50 dollar reward through M.A.D.D., in partnership with Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

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.

Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Verhaftungen der Autofahrer unter den Enfluß von Spiritus oder von Drogen
Arrestos de Conductores Bajo la Influencia del Alcohol o Drogas
2010 1095
2009 1126
2008 1121
2007 1219
2006    
1427
2005
1378
2004
1287
2003
1238
2002
1211
2001
746
2000
779
1999
741

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!