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364 DUI arrests made in Arizona over Halloween holiday weekend

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PHOENIX – The total number of DUI arrests for the Halloween holiday was down from the previous year in Arizona, but there were more per day.

With the holiday falling on a Wednesday this year, the state defined Halloween weekend as four days, Oct. 26-27 and Oct. 30-31.

Halloween fell on a Tuesday last year, so the holiday weekend statistics covered five days, Oct. 27-31.

There were 364 total DUI arrests for this year’s holiday, a drop from the 447 in 2017, according to data released Friday by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

But the daily rate this year was 91, slightly more than the 2017 average of 89.4.

Even in the shorter time frame, law enforcement agencies increased their presence and activity on Arizona’s roads this year.

There were 12,439 traffic stops this year, up from 11,634 during the longer stretch in 2017.

There were also more participating officers and deputies, with 2,772 involved this year and 2,333 in 2017.

The state also provided 2015 statistics, when the Halloween weekend was actually a weekend, Oct. 29-31.

There were 216 DUI arrests that year, 72 per day, and 5,878 traffic stops.

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