June was a very busy month when it came to Sheriff’s Office arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI)…37 of them. Well, 36 DUI’s and 1 BUI (let us not forget about Boating Under the Influence). We’re hoping this isn’t a sign of things to come for the 3-day holiday.
Astonishingly, 13 of the 37 have been down this road before. We can’t recall ever having someone who has had a BUI with a prior DUI before, but surely Harvey isn’t the first.
While all 37 need to make sure they never do this again, we’re left to wonder what it’s going to take for Joseph to keep from getting arrested for DUI for a 5th time?
We hope everyone has a great Independence Day weekend. If you want to have a little alcohol while you celebrate, knock yourself out. Well, not literally. And not if you’re under 21. But please, please, PLEASE, do not drink then drive. And also be mindful of driving after taking prescription drugs (check those precautions!).
These 37 arrests are PCSO arrests only and do not include DUI arrests made in Polk County by FHP or any of the city police departments. How’s that for a sobering thought?