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DUI arrests in Arizona over Memorial Day weekend increased from 2018

May 29, 2019, 12:30 PM

(KTAR News Photo/Griselda Zetino)...

(KTAR News Photo/Griselda Zetino)

(KTAR News Photo/Griselda Zetino)

PHOENIX — The number of people arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Arizona over Memorial Day weekend slightly increased from 2018, according to the latest figures from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

There were 503 people arrested on suspicion of DUI between Friday and Monday, according to the report.

Of the 503 arrests, 70 were for aggravated DUI and 433 were for misdemeanor DUI.

There were also 109 arrests for extreme DUI, which are for those stopped with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or more.

The average blood alcohol content of those arrested was 0.144. The legal BAC in Arizona is 0.08.

In 2018, there were 483 people arrested on suspicion of DUI over Memorial Day weekend.

The last two Memorial Day weekends saw fewer DUI-related arrests than 2017, when 552 arrests were made.

Also in the report was that 149 people were arrested for suspected driving under the influence of drugs, the third year in a row that figure increased.

Almost 3,200 law enforcement officers worked during the weekend, the report said.

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DUI arrests in Arizona over Memorial Day weekend increased from 2018