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PHOENIX -- Authorities said nearly 4,400 people have been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of driving under the influence between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

The Arizona Republic reported the arrests were made by officers participating in regional DUI task forces across the state.

The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports that officers arrested 4,371 people between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1 for suspicion of DUI-related offenses.

The agency said the average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was 0.15 percent. The state's legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Officials said roughly 2,200 officers participated in the DUI task forces across Arizona.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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