Fourth of July detail nets no DUI arrests

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made no DUI arrests in over 50 traffic stops performed during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Tuesday, July 3, due to the Fourth of July holiday.

“That’s not a bad thing. Through ongoing enforcement and education efforts, we strive to reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads,” says Cpl. Tim Wachtel, public information officer and DUI task force coordinator for the Sierra Vista Police Department. “It’s a good night when drivers make the responsible choice and find an alternate ride home if they are under the influence.”

The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, and Arizona Department of Public Safety. The detail resulted in the following: 45 warnings or repair orders, one designated driver, 10 miscellaneous civil citations, three driving on a suspended driver’s license arrests, one warrant arrest, and one criminal traffic citation.

The Sierra Vista Police Department also participated in the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mandatory Enforcement Reporting Dates Program by reporting miscellaneous traffic stats from Wednesday, July 3, to Thursday, July 4, due to the Fourth of July holiday. The following stats were recorded: 134 stops or contacts, 95 warnings or repair orders, 16 civil speed citations, one designated driver, one misdemeanor DUI arrest, 12 miscellaneous civil citations, and three driving on a suspended driver’s license arrests. The blood alcohol content of the misdemeanor DUI arrest was 0.209, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

With the continuous support from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force reminds drivers that if you choose to drive hammered, you will get nailed. Get a designated driver, not a DUI!