Task force makes three DUI arrests in Memorial Day weekend detail

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, May 26, due to the Memorial Day weekend.

The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, and Arizona Department of Public Safety. In addition to the DUI arrests, the detail resulted in the following: 59 stops or contacts, 30 warnings or repair orders, 10 civil speed citations, five designated drivers, two miscellaneous civil citations, one driving on a suspended driver’s license arrest, two warrant arrests, and four drug related arrests.

The average blood alcohol content on two of the three misdemeanor DUI arrests was 0.198, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. The third misdemeanor DUI arrest was drug related, which resulted in a blood draw.

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 25, to Monday, May 28, due to the Memorial Day weekend. The following stats were recorded: 160 stops or contacts, 97 warnings or repair orders, 43 civil speed citations, one designated driver, six misdemeanor DUI arrests, one under 21 DUI arrest, five miscellaneous civil citations, four driving on a suspended driver’s license arrests, one leaving the scene of an accident arrest, one drug related arrest, one warrant arrest, one failure to use a crosswalk arrest, one expired out of state registration arrest, and one open container arrest.

The average blood alcohol content on three of the five misdemeanor DUI arrests was 0.194, which is over twice the legal limit of 0.08. The fourth misdemeanor DUI arrest resulted in a blood draw, so the average BAC of the arrest is not available. The fifth and sixth misdemeanor DUI arrests were drug related which also resulted in blood draws.

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!