Category Archives: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Statistics on Administrative Suspensions in 2015

Recent statistics from the Bureau of Administrative Review Office shows that for all of the administrative suspensions invalidated in 2015, the hearing officers gave the following reasons listed in order by percentage: No .02 Agreement on the Intoxilyzer Breathalyzer Test -.05% No Probable Cause Under 21 – .17% Refusal Affidavit Not Attested To -.98% No […]

HCSO Cancels the 4th of July DUI Checkpoint

      It looks like the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office waited until the last minute to cancel a July 4th DUI Checkpoint. Two days ago, the checkpoint was still listed on the HCSO website for an undisclosed location in District II from 2100 hours to midnight. BAT and transportation were to be provided at […]

DUI Enforcement in Tampa over Memorial Day Weekend

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release on Thursday, May 22, 2014, about Operation 3D Saturation. Although no checkpoints are scheduled, deputies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Memorial Day weekend. HCSO will also be using increased patrol units county wide from Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. until […]

DUI Policy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Should officers with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office be fired for a DUI arrest? The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance policy on driving under the influence that has been in effect since Sheriff David Gee took office in 2004. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office that “If a deputy is arrested for DUI, they […]

Interesting Crime Statistics for DUI Cases in Hillsborough County, FL

So what days of the week are most people arrested for DUI in Hillsborough County? It looks like Saturday leads all the other days of the week followed by Sunday and then Friday. Keep in mind that people who drive on a Friday night might be arrested after midnight so it counts as the next […]

DUI Checkpoint Coming to Brandon, FL, in Hillsborough County on Thursday

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has announced that another DUI Checkpoint will be conducted in Brandon, FL, near JC Handley Park at 3104 S. Kings Avenue and Bloomingdale Avenue. The Brandon DUI Checkpoint will start on July 25th at 10:00 p.m. and is required to end at 4:00 a.m. on July 26th. The Breath Alcohol […]

DUI Checkpoint Tonight in Plant City, FL

The laws surrounding DUI checkpoints and roadblocks are strange. For instance, law enforcement officers are required to announce certain details about the DUI checkpoint in advance to the public. In order to comply with this requirement, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will conduct a “lowman checkpoint and saturation” in the eastern […]

Flow Sensor Calibrations: Why the Intoxilyzer 8000 Used for Florida DUI Breath Tests is Unreliable

Matthew Malhiot recently published an informative article discussing the Intoxilyzer® 8000: Flow Sensor Problems in Florida. The article describes how Florida never bothered to develop any procedure for testing whether the Intoxilyzer 8000 instruments could accurately measure the amount of air blow into the machine. As a result, the instrument may have produced unreliable breath […]

Hillsborough County DUI Investigations by Operation 3D – Don’t Drink & Drive

Watch this new video released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office discussing the tactics used by the “Operation 3D” program. Operation 3D stands for “Don’t Drink & Drive.” The program conducts roadblocks that delay and detain law abiding citizens on the roadways throughout Hillsborough County. Thousands of citizens are delayed or detained just because they […]