HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested 10 people for DUI during its St. Patrick’s Day impaired driving crackdown.
Operation Shamrock was a county-wide effort to crackdown on impaired driving on March 17, 2022. A total of 106 traffic stops were conducted to ensure that drivers were not getting behind the wheel intoxicated.
The goal of Operation Shamrock was also to reduce potential crashes, injuries, and fatalities due to impaired driving.
“This year, with St. Patrick’s Day falling during Spring Break, we were prepared for larger than usual celebrations and wanted to make sure that people were drinking responsibly,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Thanks to the efforts of our deputies and Operation Shamrock, drivers who could have seriously hurt themselves or others were taken off of our Hillsborough County roadways. We are pleased that the holiday passed without any major incidents.”