SAFE PARTY GUIDE
Social responsibility...this phrase encompasses everything from planning the party menu to assessing how guests will get home safely once the part is over. Your role as a responsible party host can keep your friends and loved ones safe.
What Every Host Needs to Know
- Don't rely on coffee to sober up your guests. Only time can make someone sober.
- Beer and wine are just as intoxicating as hard liquor. A 12-ounce can of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, a 12-ounce wine cooler and an ounce and a half of liquor contact the same amount of alcohol.
- Don't rely on someone's physical appearance to determine if he or she has had too much to drink.
- Mixers won't help dilute alcohol. Carbonated mixers like club soda or tonic water cause alcohol to be absorbed into a person's system more quickly. Fruit juice and other sweet mixers mask the taste of alcohol and may cause people to drink more.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tarpon Springs and NYPD.
ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identity the four individuals depicted in this picture and attached video. The subjects are three white males and one black male, approximate age is middle to late teens.
If you know the identity of any of these subjects, please contact Senior Detective M.D. Faulkner at (863)763-3117, ext. 5105, reference Case #14S22943.
We are searching for a 2007 or newer Chevrolet dark blue truck. The truck will have damage on the passenger side. The passenger side headlight is broken and the passenger side mirror is missing.
This truck was involved in a hit and run accident and left the scene. If you have any information, contact Detective Ted Van Deman at (863)763-3117, ext. 5104.
Senior Deputy Sheriff Adrian Rogers was presented the Top Producer award in the Florida Click It or Ticket Challenge.
What is the Florida Click It or Ticket Challenge?
It is an event sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designed to encourage Law Enforcement Agencies to increase efforts in occupant protection enforcement and create awareness for safety belt usage within their communities. The goal is to reduce traffic crash fatalities and traffic crash injury severity by the increase of safety belt and child restraint usage.
Adrian's award specifically was for being the Top Producer for our agency out of all three CIOT enforcement waves in 2014. Each year through the CIOT Challenge, the Law Enforcement Liaison Program funded by the Florida Department of Transportation recognizes one Officer or Deputy from each agency that participates in CIOT for being that agency's Top Producer.
Undersheriff Noel Stephen stated, "It is employees like Adrian, who are self motivated and dedicated, that make our streets safer for our traveling motorist. We have several guys and gals like Adrian, that make the Sheriff and I look great and make us proud."
(Pictured: Sr. D/S Rogers and Charles Kane, DUI Challenge Coordinator)