Through grant funding made possible by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Prescott Police Department, Prescott Valley Police Department, Chino Valley Police Department, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Arizona Department of Public Safety participated in DUI saturation patrols during the Labor Day Weekend, as part of the Tri-City DUI Task Force.
Officers from the above agencies conducted numerous traffic stops over the weekend which resulted in 729 violations and 12 DUI related arrests. One driver was arrested for Aggravated DUI, 3 drivers were arrested for Extreme DUI, 4 were arrested for DUI-Drugs, and the remaining 4 were arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol content above .08.
Additionally, 308 drivers were cited for speed, 11 drivers were cited for Criminal Speed, and one driver was cited for Reckless Driving.
The Tri-City DUI Task Force will continue to conduct high profile details throughout the year and would like to remind motorists that driving impaired is never worth the monetary loss or the physical and emotional devastation that can be caused by simply making that bad choice to drink and drive.
Please drive sober, designate a driver, or call a taxi to stay safe.