On May 5th, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joined forces to participate in Operation C.A.R.E. Wave, a county and statewide traffic enforcement operation focusing on Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts (C.A.R.E.).

During the operation, the agencies reported making a total of 76 traffic stops resulting in 64 NonCriminal Citations and 1 felony arrest in Flagler County. The FCSO also responded to 4 crashes during the operation.

“I want to thank the Florida Highway Patrol for partnering with us and contributing to the success of Operation C.A.R.E Wave,” Sheriff Staly said. “Reckless driving behaviors are extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated in Flagler County. We look forward to continuing to work together with the Florida Highway Patrol and our neighboring agencies to keep roads safe in Flagler!”

In addition to operations like this, in March 2021, the FCSO kicked-off Operation T.I.D.E.S., a year long countywide traffic enforcement operation focusing on deterring Texting while driving, Impaired driving, driving while Distracted or Exhausted, and Speeding (T.I.D.E.S.) with Bunnell PD, Flagler Beach PD and FHP.

In 2020, Flagler County experienced an increase in fatal crashes and crashes with injuries and the data revealed the majority of these crashes occurred on state roads. The focus for operation T.I.D.E.S. will be state roads including Interstate 95, US-1, SR-11, SR-100, and SR-A1A.  A joint operation is planned for each month in 2021.

Media Release:

Date: 5/7/2021

Prepared by: Shannon Martin

Phone and Email:  386-281-9733; martin@flaglersheriff.com Release #: 2021-60

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