Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas
Nearly 4,400 people statewide were arrested on suspicion of DUI between
Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve by officers participating in regional
saturation enforcements, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office
of Highway Safety.
Officers arrested 4,371 people between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1, including 1,098
people on suspicion of extreme DUI, 450 on suspicion of aggravated DUI,
and 934 DUI drug arrests, according to GOHS. Of the 81,934 total people
stopped, there were 1,964 designated drivers, and 34,974 non-DUI citations
were handed out.
The average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was 0.15 percent. The
legal limit is 0.08 percent.
The totals continued an upward trend over the last three years in several
areas, including extreme DUI, seat-belt citations and child-restraint
violations. During the same period last year, police arrested 4,058 people,
and in 2010 arrested 3,880. The number of designated drivers also has
increased, from 1,391 in 2010 and 1,927 in 2011.
A cumulative total of 2,247 officers participated in the multiple DUI task
force deployments between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
From Jan. 1, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013, officers working on the task forces
arrested 27,710 people on suspicion of DUI, including 8,080 on suspicion
of extreme DUI, 3,275 on suspicion of aggravated DUI and 3,919 drug DUI
arrests. Officers also handed out 338,101 non-DUI citations among the
787,946 people stopped. There were 6,242 designated drivers.
Highway Safety Office Director Alberto Gutier said the goal of the DUI
task forces is “to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries on our
streets and highways by enforcing DUI and traffic laws in our state.”
If you are seeking aggressive criminal representation by an experienced
criminal defense attorney for your Denton County DWI case or arrest in
Denton County, contact the offices of Tim Powers today. There is no charge
or obligation for the initial consultation. 940.580.2899
*Tim Powers is an attorney licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court
of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For
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