Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Police Across Arizona Crackdown On Drunk Driving Over Holiday Weekend

DUI-CheckpointAuthorities say nearly 560 people around Arizona were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

According to a report by the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety, officers and deputies made more than 13,000 stops from May 23rd to Tuesday morning.  That is the fewest stops since 2010.

Task force officers made 499 DUI misdemeanor arrests and 60 aggravated DUI arrests.  Of those, 148 were for extreme DUI.  Officers also arrested 31 people younger than 21 for DUI and issued 340 citations for underage drinking.

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