Task force makes five DUI arrests in St. Patrick’s Day detail

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made five misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, March 16, due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. 

The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Huachuca City Police Department. The detail resulted in the following: 109  traffic stops or contacts, 78 warnings or repair orders, 11 civil speed citations, five seatbelt citations, six miscellaneous civil citations, five designated drivers, two misdemeanor warrant arrests, two drug related arrests, two regular DUI arrests, two extreme DUI arrests, and one super extreme DUI arrest. The average blood alcohol content on four of the DUI arrests was 0.168, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. The fifth DUI arrest required a blood draw and the blood alcohol content was not immediately 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 March 15 through March 17, due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend. The following stats were recorded: 158 stops or contacts, eight civil speed citations, nine miscellaneous civil citations, three miscellaneous criminal arrests, one designated driver, one regular DUI arrest, one super extreme DUI arrest, and one DUI drugs arrest, The blood alcohol content on one of the alcohol related DUI arrests was 0.205, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. The second alcohol related DUI arrest required a blood draw and the blood alcohol content was not immediately available.

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!