Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Arrests Down From 2014 In Arizona

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PHOENIX – According to a report released by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the number of DUI arrests made over the Thanksgiving weekend in Arizona this year were down from 2014.

In 2015, a total of 298 people were charged with driving under the influence over the holiday weekend, whereas a total of 408 DUI arrests were made in 2014.

The number of arrests were down across the board. Aggravated, misdemeanor and extreme DUI cases were all down than last year, as well as repeat offenders who had been previously convicted of drinking and driving.

Although the number of arrests were down this year, the average blood alcohol content was down very slightly from last year. However, it is still considered extreme DUI under Arizona law, as the average blood-alcohol content level was recorded at 0.15%.

In Arizona, law enforcement officials take an aggressive stance against drunk driving during the holiday season, especially on holiday weekends. They also urged drivers to stay off the roads if they plan to drink during the holidays. People are advised to think before getting behind the wheel after drinking.

News Source: www.KTar.com

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