Arizona sees nearly 20 percent drop in Labor Day weekend DUI arrests

Sep 8, 2015, 2:30 PM

PHOENIX — The number of intoxicated drivers arrested over Labor Day weekend dropped 20 percent from last year, statistics showed.

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said 450 DUI arrests were recorded this year, compared to 549 last year.

While arrests for aggravated, misdemeanor and extreme DUI all fell, the office reported a slight increase in repeat offenders.

The average blood-alcohol content was also up in 2015 to .153, compared to .145 last year. The state limit is .08.

More than 1,900 members of law enforcement took part in a statewide effort to crackdown on DUI offenders. In total, they spoke with 14,212 drivers and handed out nearly 6,000 citations for things other than driving under the influence.

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