The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office means business in its efforts to apprehend habitual traffic offenders, aggressive drivers and impaired drivers, with "Operation Trident" set to be put in place this month.
"There has been an increase in traffic-related fatalities throughout Hillsborough County this year," according to a report from the sheriff's office.
To combat this tragic trend, Operation Trident has been scheduled for July 20-21 and July 27-28 in the District 3 northwest area of Hillsborough County, including Carrollwood, Citrus Park and Westchase.
4 Things To Know About Operation Trident:
- The primary focus is to apprehend habitual traffic offenders, who knowingly violate the law by driving in spite of legal sanctions.
- Offenders targeted are those who are driving with suspended or revoked licenses. "Many of these offenders have lost their licenses for a period of years due to the severity of their criminal driving history," the report notes.
- Operation Trident will focus as well on enhanced enforcement of laws designed to keep aggressive and impaired drivers off the roads.
- Extra deputies will be assigned to monitor habitual traffic offenders and to detect aggressive and impaired drivers.