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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-115

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 18, 2019
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    Don't Drink And Drive This Spring Break

    Sheriff Chad Chronister urges you to remember this phrase, "Night out on the town? Put the keys down."
    • Monday
    • March 18, 2019
    • Time: 10:31 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Don't Drink And Drive This Spring Break:

    March 18 marks the first day of Spring Break for more than 200,000 students and more than 15,000 teachers and staff in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Thousands more college students from across the country are also in the Tampa Bay area on break this month.

    In an effort to keep drunk drivers off of the roadway, Sheriff Chad Chronister released a public service announcement (PSA) cautioning college students, adults and others vacationing in Tampa Bay not to drink and drive over Break.

    "I plan to increase our deputies' presence throughout all of Hillsborough County to make sure anyone who gets behind a wheel under the influence is caught and prosecuted," said Sheriff Chronister. "It's not worth losing your license or your life for one bad mistake, so remember this phrase: Night out on the town? Put the keys down."

    Sheriff Chronister reminded drivers that it's cheaper to call for a ride through a ride-sharing service or a taxi company than it is to post bail after an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). With more people out and about looking for fun over Spring Break, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office wants to make sure local roadways remain a safe place for both area families and out of town visitors.

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