ARIZONA NEWS

481 arrested on suspicion of DUI in Arizona over Memorial Day weekend

May 29, 2018, 12:30 PM | Updated: 3:41 pm
(Public Domain Photo)...
(Public Domain Photo)
(Public Domain Photo)

PHOENIX — The number of people arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Arizona over Memorial Day weekend has declined compared to last year, according to the latest figures from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Alberto Gutier, the director of the office, said 481 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI between Friday and Monday.

The average blood alcohol content of those arrested was .149 percent. The legal BAC in Arizona is 0.08 percent.

Sixty-six of those arrests were for aggravated DUI, 415 people were arrested for misdemeanor DUI and 101 people were arrested for extreme DUI.

At least 134 people were arrested for suspected driving under the influence of drugs. Nineteen people were also arrested for suspected driving under the influence of drugs.

More than 550 people in Arizona were arrested on suspicion of DUI during the holiday weekend last year.

Gutier said about 3,124 law enforcement officers worked on the weekend task force.

Mesa police DUI checkpoint results in 17 arrests on Memorial Day

Det. Steve Berry, a spokesman with the Mesa Police Department, said officers, deputies and troopers from Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Pinal County, Superior, the state Department of Public Safety and the state Department of Liquor Licenses and Control made 29 arrests during its annual DUI checkpoint on Monday.

Berry said Mesa police were responsible for 17 of the 29 arrests. Nine of those 17 arrests were for suspected drug DUI.

The average blood alcohol content was .137 percent, Berry added.

Berry called the checkpoint “successful” and said it does a “great job of stopping impaired drivers from coming back into the city and raising awareness for DUI driving during the busy holiday weekend.”

The additional seven arrests came from the Yuma Police Department between Friday and Monday, according to department spokeswoman Sgt. Lori Franklin.

Three of the arrests, Franklin said, were for misdemeanor DUI, two were for extreme DUI and two were for aggravated DUI. The average BAC was .154 percent.

Franklin said Yuma officers also issued 24 citations for criminal speeding, four citations for seatbelt violations and 90 violations for reasons other than speeding.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Antonio Raeann (MCSO Mugshot)...
KTAR.com

Glendale woman charged with murder after fatal stabbing of boyfriend

A Glendale woman was arrested on Monday after stabbing her boyfriend multiple times resulting in his death, authorities said.
16 hours ago
(Scottsdale Airport/Facebook Photo)...
SuElen Rivera

Scottsdale Airport to use $5.4M grant to improve capacity issues

Scottsdale Airport will use $5.4 million in federal grant funding to improve its efficiency and capacity, officials announced. 
16 hours ago
The grey 2004 Toyota 4-Runner has a license plate number of "S4A56B." (Peoria Police Department Pho...
KTAR.com

Police seek help finding suspect in carjacking, shooting at Target parking lot in Peoria

Police are seeking a suspect after a man was shot and his vehicle was stolen in a Target parking lot in Peoria on Monday, authorities said.
16 hours ago
(Photo via Phoenix Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert issued for Phoenix woman with cognitive problems

A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday in Phoenix for a missing woman who suffers from cognitive issues.
16 hours ago
(Breeze Airways Photo)...
KTAR.com

Breeze Airways joins Phoenix Sky Harbor lineup with nonstops to Charleston, Provo

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport added another low-fare airline to its roster Wednesday, with Breeze Airways offering nonstop service to South Carolina and Utah beginning in the fall.
16 hours ago
Follow @KTAR923...
Sponsored Content by Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
...
CANVAS ANNUITY

Best retirement savings rates hit 4.30%

Maximize your retirement savings with guaranteed fixed rates up to 4.30%. Did you know there is a financial product that can give you great interest rates as you build your retirement savings and provide you with a paycheck for life once you retire? It might sound too good to be true but it is not; this product is called an annuity.
481 arrested on suspicion of DUI in Arizona over Memorial Day weekend