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More than 4,000 Arizona drivers arrested by holiday DUI / DWI task force - Law Offices of Tim Powers - Denton, Texas

More than 4,000 Arizona drivers arrested by holiday DUI / DWI task force – Law Offices fo Tim Powers – Denton, Texas

Tim Powers

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 legal advice about any specific legal question you should directly consult an attorney.

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