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Arizona DUI arrests over Fourth of July weekend down from last year

Jul 5, 2022, 8:00 PM

(File Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)...

(File Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(File Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — There were fewer DUI arrests over the Fourth of July weekend in Arizona this year than last, the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said Tuesday.

From Friday through Monday, 419 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Another 75 people were cited for extreme DUI, meaning they had a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher.

The average known BAC of those arrested over the holiday this year was 0.154, higher than the 0.150 recorded in 2021 but less than the 0.159 in 2020. The legal BAC in Arizona is 0.08.

During the holiday in 2021, 448 people were arrested for DUI and 103 more were cited for extreme DUI.

The holiday in 2020, which was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, had 190 people arrested for DUI with an additional 51 people being cited for extreme DUI.

It was also noted that 112 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs this year, fewer than the 133 recorded last year but more than the 65 in 2020.

Law enforcement conducted a total of 8,952 traffic stops compared to 8,270 in 2021. Officers made 5,240 traffic stops over the holiday in 2020.

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Arizona DUI arrests over Fourth of July weekend down from last year