On New Year’s Eve, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, New Port Richey Police Department, Port Richey Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting "Operation Safe Holiday". The multi-agency operation will combine resources to focus on drivers who commit violations that can lead to traffic crashes. There will be a special emphasis on impaired and aggressive driving.
Pasco’s Law Enforcement Agencies want you to enjoy your New Year’s celebrations, but remind you to celebrate responsibly!
- Even one drink can impair your judgment and reaction time and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk or having a crash.
- If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
- When you know you’ll be drinking, leave your keys at home or give them to someone else.
- If you have been drinking, do not drive—even a short distance. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member.