Posted on August 26, 2019 in Drunk Driving
Across the Valley of the Sun and around the state of Arizona, people are ready to celebrate the unofficial close of summer with the annual Labor Day weekend. As in past years, it is certain that there will be plenty of hot dogs, potato chips, ice-cold beverages – and DUIarrests over the holiday.Law enforcement agencies from Scottsdale to Sedona to Sierra Vista – and all points in between – will be out with extra officers, patrol vehicles, checkpoints and more.
Many of our regular readers will probably recall that last year’s Labor Day weekend crackdown resulted in hundreds of DUI arrests across the state: 468 for misdemeanor drunk driving and another 63 for felony DUI, according to news reports.
There were an additional 123 arrests for DUI-drugs. According to a report, the average BAC (blood alcohol content) in the DUI arrests was .15 percent, or nearly double Arizona’s legal threshold of .08 percent.
Two years ago, there were 490 DUI arrests and more than four dozen more arrested for aggravated DUI. According to a Phoenix radio station report, 114 of those arrested were charged with extreme DUI, which means that the driver’s BAC wastested at .15 percent or above.
Let’s take a quick look at the penalties for three DUI categories we’ve mentioned:
If you have been charged with any of these offenses, contact a law office known for protecting liberty, rights and driving privileges at all times.