Cinco de Mayo Weekend DUI Patrols: Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, and More

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Drunk driving is bad.

With that out of the way, here's where police will be setting up "saturation patrols" around the Valley, looking for impaired drivers this weekend:

  • Friday, May 2, to Monday, May 5: Phoenix police will be having patrols from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. in five different areas.

27th Avenue and Thunderbird:

16th Street and Highland:

Cave Creek and Deer Valley:

15th Street and Buckeye:

27th Avenue and Thomas:

  • Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3: The West Valley DUI Task Force will be in Avondale on Friday, and Glendale on Saturday, starting at 7 p.m.

Friday: Dysart Road north of Thomas:

Saturday: Glendale Avenue:

  • Friday, May 2 to Monday, May 5: The East Valley DUI Task Force will be in Tempe all weekend, except for on Cinco de Mayo, when it's heading to the Mesa/Tempe border.

Friday: McKellips and Miller:

Saturday: University and Dorsey:

Sunday: McKellips and Miller:

Monday: Rio Salado, near Price:

  • Friday, May 2 to Monday, May 5: The Salt River Police Department will post up around its usual location, on the reservation's border with Scottsdale, all weekend:

Pima and Chaparral:

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Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

What better way to celebrate the Mexican victory against the French than getting drunk out of your mind? Take a cab.

Scott Bowersock
Scott Bowersock

Drive safely.....has grammar changed since I went to school? Journalists should know better.

Allie Desrochers
Allie Desrochers

^not a funny joke. I hope you get in a crash with a tree and not an innocent person :)

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Thanks, i wont be driving drunk around those spots!

danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Matt, you have every right to post these DUI checkpoints, but think about all the drunks who will avoid them now. we really dont need any more drunk driving fatalities than we already have. if people want to drive drunk, they should be prepared for the consequences of doing so. for the same reason i support you guys in your war against Arpaio and him being held accountable for his actions............i think people who want to get drunk and jeopordize others should be accountable for their actions too. i have lost friends and family to drunk drivers and dont think that you should be giving them an edge on how to break the law and avoid the penalties for doing so


Some how i feel some racial profiling coming soon, to a neighborhood near you.Stay tuned.

TommyCollins topcommenter

Sheridan: "Shurf, we are doing some of the Cinco de Mayo enforcement this year, just so you know".

Shurf: "What is the date this year for Cinco de Mayo?"

Sheridan: "The 5th of May".

Shurf: "When will it be next year?"

Sheridan: "I hear my phone ringing. Ask Lisa to look it up for you".

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

I still don't get it why the Cinco is such a big deal and why everyone gets so boracho. It's not Mexican Independence Day. I do know that it's not celebrated in Mexico itself with such gusto as it is here.


cultural appropriation is such a horrible thing that I will never celebrate anything mexican out of respect for their advanced society.

TommyCollins topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy Zigs, I highly doubt that even 1 out of 100 of those arrested over the weekend could actually say they had any idea of where the checkpoints would be. I think they people who actually read articles like this are far more less likely to be the DUI offenders, in any case. Just my opinion.

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