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The Florida Highway Patrol announced Wednesday it is issuing naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug commonly known by its brand name, Narcan, to state troopers.

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Florida Highway Patrol troopers are helping to police Seminole Heights after four people were recently shot to death in the Tampa neighborhood.

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If you're going to be hitting the road for the holidays this year, make sure to pack some extra patience - you'll have a lot of company out there.

FHP Starts Wrong-Way Driving Campaign

Oct 16, 2014
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The Florida Highway Patrol is kicking off a campaign to prevent wrong-way crashes around the Tampa bay area, after five crashes led to eleven deaths so far this year.

An additional 30 troopers from across the state will be located around I-75, I-275 and other roadways to arrest wrong-way and DUI drivers.

FHP spokesperson Sgt. Steve Gaskins said drivers should make good decisions before they start drinking.

An Oldsmar woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after she drove the wrong way on the Veterans Expressway near Gunn Highway in Tampa, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

During a taping for an upcoming Florida Matters on an apparent outbreak of wrong-way crashes in the Tampa Bay area, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins said this latest arrest happened at about 1:30 a.m.

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If you're wondering why you are only crawling on southbound or northbound Interstate 75 near Wesley Chapel - or really anywhere along that highway around Tampa today - here's why:

The Florida Highway Patrol says early this morning on I-75 near S.R. 56, a mail-carrying semi hit a guard rail and the dump truck behind it plowed into it.

The drivers of both trucks got out okay before both vehicles burst into flames. Both drivers were taken to the hospital to get checked out. The pavement was damaged by leaking fuel, so FHP says that stretch of road may not open up again until at earliest, 6 tonight.


Florida Sees Increase in Hit & Runs

Feb 18, 2013

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeing an increase in hit and run crashes in the state. In 2011, there were 65,516 hit and runs. Last year, that number rose to 69,994.

To help combat the problem, officials are launching a Hit & Run Campaign trying to educate motorists on the responsibilities of being in an accident.

FHP says when you're involved in a vehicle accident, remember the word CRASH: