Fernandina Beach police tops in DUI arrests

By Kristen Kimbrough, News4Jax intern
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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…

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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