Menu FREE Consult Request
Board Certified DUI and Criminal Law Specialist.
${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Available to help 24/7
480-248-7666
Where were you arrested? A DUI is a state offense, but each jurisdiction handles them slightly differently.

Holiday DUI tally around Arizona: 1,000 arrested, more coming

As you're driving around Scottsdale and nearby cities this coming holiday weekend, you might notice stepped-up police patrol activity. That's because around Arizona, law enforcement task forces are looking for drivers to arrest for DUI.

The Phoenix New Times points out that the task forces kicked off operations late last month and will continue their work through the end of 2013. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently released statistics on the effort so far, with nearly 1,000 drivers being arrested for driving under the influence as of last Friday.

Task forces have made more than 18,500 traffic stops around the state since Nov. 25.

Law enforcement officers determined that of that number, 498 were designated drivers and sober. But 971 of them were allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; 251 of them had "extreme" DUI charges filed against them and 103 were cited for aggravated DUI.

The nearly 3,000 officers who make up the task forces also hand out tickets for other infractions, including nearly 400 citations for seat-belt violations, nearly 300 criminal speeding tickets and two dozen "aggressive driving" tickets.

Nearly 5,200 other traffic citations were handed out as well.

Thus far in 2013, these drunk-driving enforcement efforts have resulted in more than 23,000 arrests for DUI.

All of those convicted face mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices, and depending on circumstances, some offenders will be looking at jail time and substantial fines, too.

An experienced attorney can examine the evidence and help protect a defendant's rights, driving privileges and freedom.

Source: Phoenix New Times, "Arizona DUI Task Forces Have Arrested Nearly 1,000 People in the Last Two Weeks," Dec. 12, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
We play an active role in the civic life of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
We support Scottsdale's Taste of the Town festival that benefits the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association as well as the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Our firm also contributes to a number of other local organizations, including Home 'Fur' Good, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable homeless cats and dogs in Maricopa County.
AACJ Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney DUI Super Lawyers Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Attorney At Law Magazine Contributing Editor Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice Established 1986

Free Consultation With A Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

When you need effective, strategic defense, contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 480-248-7666. We are ready and waiting for your call.

Bold labels are required.

Please note that First AND/OR Last Name, and Email AND/OR Phone are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Free Consultation With A Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer FREE Consult Request