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Trooper Richard Nardiello completing the paperwork on a DUI arrest.
Trooper Richard Nardiello completes the paperwork
on a DUI arrest of a violator who blew a .177 BAC
(blood alcohol content), which is twice the legal limit.

On October 29-30, 2004, the Florida Highway Patrol, along with the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, worked a multi-agency DUI Sobriety Checkpoint with the Miramar Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Miramar. In addition, representatives from the following agencies participated in the event: Hollywood Police Department, Pembroke Pines Police Department, Lauderhill Police Department, Davie Police Department and Coconut Creek Police Department. All of these agencies joined the Miramar Police Department in a multi-agency effort to combat DUI offenders. Troopers, deputies and officers worked side by side, checking drivers, writing tickets, and making numerous arrests.

Representatives from participating law enforcement agencies waiting to be briefed on the DUI checkpoint.
Representatives from participating law enforcement agencies
wait to be briefed on the DUI checkpoint.

The checkpoint began at 10:00 PM and ended at 2:30 AM, with 1,732 vehicles passing through and 956 of those being stopped. The checkpoint yielded 18 arrests: 12 DUI violations, 4 drug-related, and 2 felonies. Law enforcement officers issued a total of 170 citations for various violations during the checkpoint. Many motorists expressed appreciation for law enforcement’s cooperative effort and for their Zero Tolerance policy regarding DUI violators. The checkpoint, which proved to be a huge success in traffic enforcement and generating public awareness, is a prime example of what can be accomplished when law enforcement agencies work together to help save lives!

FHP Auxiliary troopers checking drivers for violations during the checkpoint.
FHP Auxiliary troopers check drivers for violations
during the checkpoint.


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