Task force makes five DUI arrests in Cinco de Mayo detail

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made five DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Thursday, May 5, due to Cinco de Mayo.

The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Huachuca City Police Department. The detail resulted in the following: 111 traffic stops or contacts, 52 warnings or repair orders, eight miscellaneous civil citations, 32 civil speed citations, 13 seatbelt citations, two use of cell phone citations, three driving on a suspended driver’s license misdemeanor arrests, one felony drug-related arrest, three open container misdemeanor arrests, two drug-related misdemeanor DUI arrests, one regular DUI misdemeanor arrest,  one extreme DUI misdemeanor arrest, and one aggravated DUI felony arrest.

The average blood alcohol content (BAC) of the three alcohol-related DUI arrests was 0.166, twice the legal limit of 0.08.  The two drug-related DUI arrests required blood draws.

The Sierra Vista Police Department also participated in the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mandatory Holiday Reporting Period Program by reporting miscellaneous traffic stats from May 4 through May 6, due to Cinco de Mayo. The following stats were recorded: 119 traffic stops or contacts, 73 warnings or repair orders, seven miscellaneous civil citations, nine civil speed citations, three drug-related felony arrests, one felony warrant arrest, one driving on a suspended driver’s license misdemeanor arrest, three open container misdemeanor arrests, two drug-related DUI misdemeanor arrests, two regular DUI misdemeanor arrests, one extreme DUI misdemeanor arrest, and one aggravated DUI felony arrest.

The average blood alcohol content (BAC) to the four alcohol-related DUI arrests was 0.145. The two drug-related DUI arrests required blood draws.

Three traffic stops during this period resulted in the finding of illegal immigrants in which they were turned over to the United States Border Patrol.

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