ARIZONA NEWS

Arizona DUI arrests over Thanksgiving weekend down from 2018

Dec 3, 2019, 4:45 AM | Updated: 11:09 am
(AP File Photo)...
(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

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

There were 330 people arrested on suspicion of DUI from Wednesday through Saturday, according to the report.

That figure was down from 420 people in 2018 and 377 in 2017.

The number of drivers arrested for suspicion of extreme DUI, which are for those stopped with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or more, was also down.

There were 64 extreme DUI arrests compared to 88 in 2018.

The average blood alcohol content of the 330 arrested was 0.139. The legal BAC in Arizona is 0.08.

About 2,500 law enforcement officers worked during the weekend, the report said.

“These statistics are the result of the dedication and training of police and highway patrol officers, sheriff deputies, volunteers, and other law enforcement personnel that comprise the DUI Task Forces throughout Arizona,” Alberto Gutier, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, said in a press release.

“Our goal is to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries on our streets and highways by enforcing DUI and traffic laws in our state.”

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

(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)...
KTAR.com

Man arrested in Chandler after authorities find over 35 pounds of fentanyl

A man was arrested in Chandler last week after authorities seized over 35 pounds of fentanyl pills from his vehicle during a drug trafficking investigation. 
21 hours ago
(KTAR News Photo/Jim Cross)...
KTAR.com

Monsoon storms brings rain to parts of Valley, more expected this week

Thunder and rain storms appeared across the Valley Wednesday evening, also bringing rain to metro Phoenix. 
21 hours ago
(El Mirage Police Department Video Screenshot)...
SuElen Rivera

El Mirage police release video of elementary school lockdown

The El Mirage Police Department on Tuesday released body-worn camera footage of an elementary school lockdown where three people were arrested last week. 
21 hours ago
FILE - A dead fish that used to be underwater sits on cracked earth above the water level on Lake M...
Associated Press

How new Colorado River cuts will impact Arizona, residents

Arizona and Nevada residents won't face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite more Colorado River water shortages.
21 hours ago
(Twitter Photo/@DougDucey)...
Danny Shapiro

Sen. Mark Kelly says he understands Arizona Gov. Ducey’s initiative to close border wall gaps

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona says he gets why Gov. Doug Ducey is filling in gaps at the U.S.-Mexico border.
21 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation)...
KTAR.com

By the numbers: How Phoenix Children’s continues to provide lifesaving work

Here's how Phoenix Children's operation continues to flourish and save lives as our Give-A-Thon rolls on.
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
...
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.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.
Arizona DUI arrests over Thanksgiving weekend down from 2018