Arizona sees slight increase in December holiday DUI arrests compared to 2020
Jan 5, 2022, 4:35 AM | Updated: 7:19 am
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PHOENIX — Arizona saw a slight increase in the number of DUI citations during the holiday season compared to 2020, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Officers arrested 1,963 people for DUI from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, up from the previous year’s total of 1,729.
Aggravated DUI accounted for 269 arrests — the same as last year — while extreme DUI arrests rose from 378 to 512.
Extreme DUI is for those with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher.
The average known BAC for those arrested was .153. The legal BAC in Arizona is .08.
DUI drug arrests were down for a third consecutive year.
There were 582 people arrested, down from 721 in 2019 and 612 in 2020.
Law enforcement conducted a total of 42,732 total traffic stops. In 2020, there were 36,329 stops.
A total of 9,395 officials were part of task forces during the month, similar to the number of law enforcement involved last year.