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Valley police departments set up DUI task force for Phoenix Open

Jan 30, 2019, 4:00 AM
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(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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PHOENIX — A number of Phoenix-area law enforcement agencies are setting up shop in Scottsdale this week to crack down on drunk drivers leaving the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The Scottsdale Police Department, along with its counterparts from Arizona State University, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Salt River and Tempe, will conduct a DUI task force Wednesday through Saturday in north Scottsdale.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety will also be involved in the task force, which was established in collaboration with Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

With the task force, officers will also enforce the Know Your Limit campaign, which aims to educate people on the dangers of driving impaired and the penalties they could face if they were arrested for DUI.

The PGA tournament started Monday at TPC Scottsdale and will continue through Sunday.

Anyone who is planning to attend the weeklong event is encouraged to use an alternate method of transportation, such as a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft or public transportation, or have a designated driver.

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Valley police departments set up DUI task force for Phoenix Open