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Arizona sees decrease in December holiday DUIs compared to 2019

Jan 5, 2021, 4:15 AM | Updated: 9:53 am
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PHOENIX – Arizona saw a decrease in the number of DUI citations during the holiday season compared to 2019, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Officers arrested 1,729 people for DUI from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, which is down from the previous year’s total of 2,184.

According to the report, 269 of those arrests were for aggravated DUI and 378 were for extreme DUI. Extreme DUI arrests are limited to those who have a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or more.

The average known BAC of those arrested was .160. The legal BAC in Arizona is 0.08.

There was also a decrease in the number of DUI drug arrests with 612 reported compared to 721 in 2019.

Law enforcement conducted a total of 36,329 total traffic stops, down from 52,718 last year.

About 9,600 law enforcement officials were part of the task forces throughout the month, a decrease from nearly 16,000 the year before.

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