FWC Report June 5, 2014

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 02:22 PM.

Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, together with Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Franklin County sheriff’s deputies, participated in a public safety operational detail coinciding with the 2014 ‘White Trash Bash,’ over the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Dog Island and Alligator Point.

The detail was designed to protect Florida's boating public through enhanced boating safety patrol, increase voluntary compliance from the boating public through education and enforcement of the BUI and DUI laws as well as all highway safety and traffic laws, provide a highly visible law enforcement presence and increase multi-agency working relationships.

During the detail, 69 vessels were boarded with 504 users being checked. The citations and warnings issued included 17 boating safety warnings, 21 resource warnings, eight uniform boating citations for boating safety violations, one arrest for operating a vessel while impaired, 23 uniform traffic citations, and 23 traffic warnings.

Twelve individuals were assisted during the detail with three being medical emergencies that required transport to the mainland for medical treatment.

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