This New Year's Eve traffic sweep netted eight DUI arrests in Pasco County, the Sheriff's Office reported. Three people were arrested during the sweep for other violations.
Officers handed out 99 tickets, including 31 for speeding and seven for seat belt violations. Officers also gave out 243 warnings.
The annual patrol, called Operation Wolf Pack, includes sheriff's deputies as well as police officers from Dade City, Port Richey, New Port Richey, Zephyrhills and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol.
The 2003 New Year's Eve patrol resulted in 19 drunken driving arrests, three drug arrests, four arrests on warrants and six on other charges. In 2002, Pasco authorities arrested 13 on drunken driving charges, handed out 51 citations for traffic violations and issued 118 warnings.