20% Fewer Drunk Driving Arrests This Labor Day Weekend In Arizona
PHOENIX – According to statistics, the rate of impaired drivers taken into custody over Labor Day weekend this year decreased 20 percent from 2014.
In 2014, the number of individuals taken into custody for DUI was 549 which is higher than the 450 individuals who were taken into custody this year, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
In 2014, the average BAC level was .145 which is lower than the BAC level calculated for this year which is .153. The legal limit allowed for driving is .08%, above which the individual is taken into custody and charged.
The number of individuals taken into custody for aggravated, misdemeanor and extreme DUI all reduced, but a slight increase in repeat DUI offenders is reported.
In a struggle to reduce the number of DUI arrests and fatalities, more than 1,900 members of law enforcement took part. The number of motor vehicles pulled over by the cops was 14,212 and 6,000 citations were handed out for offenses other than driving under the influence of alcohol.
News Source: www.KTAR.com