The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three misdemeanor DUI arrests and one felony DUI arrest during two separate saturation details conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day weekend.
The first detail on May 27 was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Huachuca City Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to two misdemeanor DUI arrests, the detail resulted in the following: 49 stops or contacts, 23 warnings, nine repair orders, six civil speed citations, two designated drivers, two miscellaneous civil citations, two misdemeanor warrant arrests, and two drug related arrests.
The blood alcohol content on the first misdemeanor DUI arrest was 0.1. The second misdemeanor DUI arrest was drug related.
The second detail was performed by the Sierra Vista office of the Arizona Department of Public Safety in the area of the Sonoita Fairgrounds due to the 1st Annual Memorial Day Rodeo. The detail resulted in the following: one misdemeanor DUI arrest, one aggravated DUI arrest, 43 stops or contacts, 26 warnings, 16 civil speed citations, two seat belt citations, three designated drivers, and two miscellaneous civil citations.
The blood alcohol content of the misdemeanor DUI arrest was 0.147, which is nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08. The aggravated DUI arrest was drug related.
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 Friday, May 26, to Monday, May 29, due to the Memorial Day weekend. The following stats were recorded: 113 stops or contacts, nine civil speed citations, two designated drivers, two misdemeanor DUI arrests, 14 miscellaneous civil citations, two driving on a suspended driver’s license arrests, and one warrant arrest.
One of the two misdemeanor DUI arrests resulted in obtaining the driver’s blood and the second arrest was a driver under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content of 0.07.
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!