17 BUIs, 255 vessel stops, 72 traffic accidents (plus more) over July 4th weekend in Okaloosa


With another 4th of July weekend in the books, both the Okaloosa & Walton County Sheriff’s Offices have released stats for their non-stop weekend. Here’s how it looked:

The OCSO Marine Unit made 255 vessel stops, issued 48 citations, and made 17 boating under the influence arrests during Operation Dry Weather.

Additionally, Deputies also dealt with:

  • 66 disturbances
  • 52 fireworks calls
  • 24 noise complaints
  • 72 traffic crashes
  • 43 reckless vehicle calls
  • 15 thefts
  • 18 parking complaints
  • 30 trespassing calls

The Beach Unit issued 32 Notices to Appear for underage possession of alcohol.


As for Walton County, here’s how they looked.

  • Total Calls for Service: 1,532
  • Total Traffic Stops: 223
  • Total Arrests: 26

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