Highway Patrol Doing "Stepped-Up DUI Enforcement" on Super Bowl Sunday

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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is warning of "stepped-up DUI enforcement" around metro Phoenix metro on Super Bowl Sunday.

"The Super Bowl DUI Saturation Operation will be highly visible and staffed by additional DPS Highway Patrol Officers along with those officers who are normally scheduled for duty," according to one DPS sergeant's statement.

Here's what DPS released today:
Thanks to special funding from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be stepping-up its DUI enforcement efforts this Super Bowl Sunday.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, and continuing through the morning of Monday, Feb. 3, DPS will have a large contingent of additional officers participating in DUI saturation patrols on freeways throughout the Phoenix area.

DPS anticipates the additional patrol officers will be a visible deterrent to those motorists who might otherwise drive while impaired.

DPS also will have additional resources in place to assist with the processing of those motorists who are arrested for suspicion of DUI.

The additional resources and personnel greatly increase the efficiency with which a motorist arrested for suspicion of DUI can be investigated, processed and booked into jail. This results in officers being able to return to patrol duty much faster after making an arrest . . .

In support of the operation, a DUI Command Post will be set up at DPS headquarters located at 2102 West Encanto Boulevard in Phoenix.

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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

"Stepped-up" or over-zealous? After watching the pounding of the head -- of a face-down male car driver --on the pavement, by a police officer surrounded by other officers, as concerned citizens, we certainly will be paying attention to abuse of power. as well.  

This is a big event for the Maricopa County ambulance-chasing lawyers, bail bondsmen, law enforcement and all their coffers. A fun event? Think not. 

Good luck tourists and visitors. Welcome to Arizona! 

zengphoo
zengphoo

The HIghway Patrol clearly has WAY too much spare time on its hands!


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robert_graham
robert_graham

And they will ask for your papers if they suspect that you are in this country illegally. Just remember IT'S THE LAW!

Justin Tsosie
Justin Tsosie

Are there that many Seattle / Broncos fans ?

Louann Angelica Armenta
Louann Angelica Armenta

Isn't there major crime going on? One of my best friends got raped and murdered, still haven't heard a thing.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

   "Do you know why I pulled You over ? ".  "Driver : No  Officer."  ....." Well, its because your plate is not clearly visible , or you swerved, not  because  I take steroids....and  was profiling  you ..." 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham  if they do ask for papers it will be a secondary concern. getting the drunks off the road is the primary concern in this case (and rightly so). this is how an operation should be held, public safety first. the same as on New Years,  Christmas and Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is a day when all the people out partying want to get around after the festivities and a drunk is probably more prone to causing a fatality than a dish washer is 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @Louann Angelica Armenta "still haven't heard a thing."


NewsFlash: She's still dead.


hth.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

In your mind, do patrol officers spend their time trying to solve murder cases?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

its called prioritizing Robert

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