Fernandina Beach police tops in DUI arrests

By Kristen Kimbrough, News4Jax intern
Published On: Jul 22 2014 08:39:36 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 22 2014 08:40:00 PM EDT

Sandy Richardson (left to right) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fernandina Beach Police Chief Jim Hurley, Florida DUI Challenge Coordinator? Charles Kane, and Safety Office Administrator Ken Ellis of the Florida Department of Transportation.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

The Fernandina Beach Police Department was recognized as the top producer of DUI arrests in the State of Florida by a law enforcement agency of 40 officers or less. Chief Jim Hurley accepted the award on June 27 at a ceremony in Orlando.

The FBPD also received the award last year.

The Florida DUI Challenge Initiative rewards law enforcement agencies that dedicate a significant level of resources to impaired driving enforcement, awareness and training.

The goal of this program is to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and injuries that occur in Florida by increasing DUI enforcement and public awareness of the state's alcohol-related crash program.

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