PHOENIX — Arizona’s highway patrol officers, sheriff’s deputies and other
law enforcement officers arrested nearly 400 people on suspicion of driving
under the influence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
State officials said 389 arrests were made between Thursday and Saturday.
That marks an increase of 28 DUI arrests over the previous year.
Most of the arrests stemmed from misdemeanor offenses, but some did involve
repeat offenders and extreme DUI charges, in which blood alcohol concentrations
are usually over 0.15.
The weekend crackdown across Arizona also netted more seat belt violations and
drug arrests this year. But there were also more officers participating this
Fourth of July.