According the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, last year it was reported that 309 motorists were charged with driving under the influence in Arizona over the 4th of July weekend. Of those arrests, 106 were made on the 4th itself. This was a decrease in the amount of DUI related arrests by 50 from the previous year. More than 300 officers and deputies joined a statewide task force targeting drunk driving. Of the total AZ DUI arrests, 99 were for extreme DUI. Law enforcement agencies made a total of 3,471 traffic stops during the extended holiday weekend.

Don’t be part of this years 4th of July DUI related statistics. Make smart decisions and don’t get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. Don’t let a DUI destroy your future.

We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!