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 DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, May 25, due to the Memorial Day weekend. 

The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The detail resulted in the following: 79 traffic stops or contacts, 45 warnings or repair orders, eight civil speed citations, three seatbelt citations, one child restraint citation, three miscellaneous civil citations, two designated drivers, three drug related arrests, two open container of alcohol arrests, one fictitious license plate arrest, one auto theft arrest, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, one misdemeanor DUI arrest, one extreme DUI arrest, and one misdemeanor DUI drugs arrest.

The average blood alcohol content on the alcohol-related DUI arrests was 0.127. The remaining DUI arrest was drug-related and required 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 May 24 through May 27, due to the Memorial Day weekend. The following stats were recorded: 185 stops or contacts, four civil speed citations, seven miscellaneous civil citations, two open container of alcohol arrests, one aggravated assault arrest, five drug-related arrests, three misdemeanor DUI arrests, one extreme DUI arrest, one super extreme DUI arrest, and three misdemeanor DUI drugs arrests.

The blood alcohol content on the alcohol-related DUI arrests was 0.160. The fourth alcohol related DUI arrest required a blood draw. The three remaining DUI arrests were drug related and also required 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!