Tonight and this weekend, the Gasparilla celebration once again invades the city of Tampa, and along with the revelers, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force looking for drunk drivers.
Gasparilla events include the “Gasparilla Invasion,” the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch,” and the “Parade Fest Street Festival” along with live music, food, costumes and partying. And drinking. Drinking has become synonymous with the Gasparilla festivities and it seems everyone participating imbibes on the ‘liquid pirate booty.’ In response to the partying, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office seeks to protect those people on the roads through Hillsborough County and will be conducting “Operation 3D,” a public awareness campaign meaning Don’t Drink & Drive.” HCSO deputies will be on the lookout for drunk drivers, specifically tonight, January 26th. There will be a checkpoint and deputy “saturation” in District II, Eastern Hillsborough County, State Road 60 and Parsons Avenue.
A DUI is a serious offense and the ramifications on your driving privileges and your livelihood can be severe. If you or someone you know gets arrested for DUI and you want to know your rights, contact criminal defense DUI attorney Stephen Higgins at Stephen@fightyorucase.com or call at 813-649-869, with offices at 3426 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609. www.FightYourTampaDUI.com