Holiday DUI Enforcement in Arizona Ends With Nearly 4,000 Arrests

blurry-dash.jpg
hyku via Flickr


From the week of Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve, DUI task forces around the state arrested nearly 4,000 people on charges of driving under the influence.

According to stats provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, there were actually fewer DUI arrests this holiday season (3,942) than in 2012 (4,054).

See also:
-Arizona DUI Task Forces Arrested Nearly 1,000 People in Two Weeks

Despite the slight drop in DUI arrests, there actually were about 1,200 more police officers participating in the holiday DUI enforcement this year than there were last year, resulting in more than 6,000 more traffic stops over the previous year.

The average blood-alcohol content of impaired drivers, the number of DUI arrests for drugs, and the number of "extreme" DUI arrests all decreased from the 2012 holiday season.

The complete stats from the holiday DUI enforcement:
dui-holiday-2013.jpg
GOHS


The Governor's Office of Highway Safety also released the DUI enforcement statistics for the entire year, which shows that 2013 was the first year in at least 10 years in which the number of DUIs actually decreased from the previous year.

There were more than 29,000 DUI arrests in 2013, down from more than 32,000 in 2012, and more than 31,000 in 2011.

Send feedback and tips to the author.
Follow Matthew Hendley on Twitter at @MatthewHendley.




Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
11 comments
jeanjb
jeanjb

police state! more asshole cops to harass law abiding citizens.

Lonnie Kushking
Lonnie Kushking

From Dec 2012 DUI w/ BAC 0.00. Still in per trial phase after 13 months. Ofc Stracke of Gilbert Police Department has trouble telling the whole truth.

Mark Koster
Mark Koster

ya got one.....make sure it's XL ! and i like royal blue for ribbon color please

Mark Koster
Mark Koster

RIBBONS...."i don't need no stinkin' ribbons" ! HA !

Mark Koster
Mark Koster

ribbon and accolades......HA ! good one...let me bare thy ass ....and pucker thy cheeks

Joe Downs
Joe Downs

Well that wasn't the last bit self-righteous, Mark. I don't drink either, but I'm not looking for ribbons and accolades.

Brian Pyle
Brian Pyle

If you lower your quota does not make it successful....the numbers are too close to be a real count....bogus story...

Mark Koster
Mark Koster

Lots of DUMBASS DRUNKS! BOOZE FREE since March 2011...Drug FREE since September 2007...feeling freaking GREAT!!

chillbertaz
chillbertaz

We need to team up.  I know he is a lying piece of shit, so maybe we could back each other up.  If we could get several people who have gone thru the same thing with this prick, then it would not be so easy for him to lie.


chillbertaz
chillbertaz

That prick stracke did the same thing to me. He gave me FSTs for over an hour, over and over, same tests. I was sober.  He wouldn't give me the breathalizer that I asked for, and forced needles in my arm instead, right on the front of his cop car.  He is such a prick.  He says the exact same thing about everyone he pulls over, how they appear to be intoxicated.  If you got all his reports together, you would think that everyone he pulled over was a clone.  He and Chad wright need to go down.  I have a federal lawsuit pending against Stracke, Comm. Miller, DAs, and the whole sick bunch of them.  The moment I filed it and started to fight back, they came after me.  So I left the state and never going back.

jeanjb
jeanjb

your sense of superiority is noted!

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...