Labor Day weekend DUI arrests drop

Sep 4, 2012, 1:19 PM | Updated: 1:19 pm

The number of DUI arrests over the Labor Day holiday weekend was lower in 2012 than 2011, the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said in a release.

In total, 564 DUI arrests were made in 2012 compared with 617 in 2011.

There were less traffic stops made in 2012 (11,141) than in 2011 (13,839) and less officers participated in 2012.

The number of drug-related DUI arrests bucked the trend, increasing from 69 arrests in 2011 to 92 arrests in 2012.

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