Task force makes three DUI arrests in Thanksgiving weekend detail

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three driving under the influence arrests while conducting a saturation detail in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, Nov. 25, during the Thanksgiving Day weekend.

The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Huachuca City Police Department, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Tombstone Marshal’s Office. In addition to the DUI arrests, the detail resulted in the following: 77 stops or contacts, 45 warning/repair orders, four designated drivers, eight civil speed citations, 12 miscellaneous citations, one open container arrest, one minor consumption of alcohol arrest, three possession of marijuana/drug paraphernalia arrests, two driving on a suspended driver license arrests, two misdemeanor warrant arrests, one possession of a narcotic drug arrest, and one ignition interlock device arrest.

Two of the three DUI arrests resulted in an average blood alcohol content of 0.105.The third DUI arrest resulted in a blood draw, therefore a blood alcohol content is not available.

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, Nov. 22, to Saturday, Nov. 25, during the Thanksgiving weekend.  The following stats were recorded: 170 stops or contacts, 105 warning/repair orders, six designated drivers, 28 civil speed citations, 19 miscellaneous citations, four DUI arrests, one leaving the scene of an accident arrest, one open container arrest, one misconduct involving a weapon arrest, one driving on a suspended driver license arrest, one possession of marijuana arrest, three misdemeanor warrant arrests, one possession of a narcotic drug arrest, and one ignition interlock device arrest.

Three of the four DUI arrests resulted in an average blood alcohol content of 0.113. The fourth resulted in a blood draw therefore a blood alcohol content is not available.

With 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!