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Palm Coast Monday, Jul. 1, 2019 2 weeks ago

Sheriff's Office to increase patrols for Fourth of July weekend

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The FCSO is taking part in 'Operation Knot Lit' with the the Florida Sheriff’s Association Statewide Task Force.
by: Guest Writer

By Flagler County Sheriff's Office Public Affairs Officer Shannon Martin, courtesy of the FCSO.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will be joining the Florida Sheriff’s Association Statewide Task Force in Operation "Knot Lit" July 3-7. Operation "Knot Lit" will focus on maintaining the safety of roads and waterways in the state of Florida during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. 

The FCSO will be doing our part by having an increased countywide presence and DUI enforcement in Palm Coast, Bunnell and Flagler Beach. The Sheriff’s taxi-patrol car will also be visible in various locations.

Additionally, the FCSO Marine Unit will be patrolling the intracoastal waterways in order to promote boater safety and deter boating under the influence . 

“The safety of our residents and visitors is what matters the most,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We want everyone to enjoy the holiday safely. If you plan on drinking, then plan on having a sober ride home. If not, you will end up with a free but expensive ‘taxi’ ride to the Green Roof Inn.” 

The FCSO also asks residents to remember to always drive free from distractions and to buckle up every time.

"We can't be everywhere so let's work together to make our roads safe for everyone," Staly said. "Report aggressive or reckless driving by calling 911 in an emergency, or 386-313-4911 in a non-emergency." 

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