The UCF Police Department, in partnership with Florida Highway Patrol, Orange County and Seminole County sheriff's offices, is cracking down on drunken driving Friday.
The agencies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers in the UCF area, according to a release, coinciding with campus move-in and many students first night of freedom. Those suspected of being under the influence will be pulled over and asked to complete a roadside sobriety test.
UCF PD and OCSO's newly implemented program SNAP will be in effect, and those violating drinking laws will be subject to written or physical arrests along with Office of Student Conduct referrals.
If found under the influence, drivers will be arrested and transported to OCSO's blood-alcohol testing trailer, which is stationed near the Bright House Networks Stadium, for a breath sample before being taken to jail. Drivers under the influence who are under 21 will face consequences even if they are below the legal limit.
"UCF PD’s goal is to reduce the crashes, injuries and fatalities that come from impaired driving, and police will have zero tolerance for those breaking the law," according to the release.
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