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 23, due to the Memorial Day Weekend.

The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Bisbee Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Huachuca City Police Department, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The detail resulted in the following: 140 traffic stops or contacts, 70 warnings or repair orders, eight civil speed citations, three seat belt citations, 20 miscellaneous civil citations, two miscellaneous criminal citations, four drug related  arrests, one warrant arrest, six designated drivers contacted, and three misdemeanor DUI arrests.

The blood alcohol content on one of the two alcohol-related DUI arrests was 0.09. The additional alcohol-related arrest, along with the DUI drugs arrest, required blood draws.

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 22 through May 25, due to the Memorial Day Weekend. The following stats were recorded: 139 traffic stops or contacts, 119 warnings or repair orders, five civil speed citations, one child restraint citation, four miscellaneous civil citations, five miscellaneous criminal citations, two minor consumption of alcohol arrests, four designated drivers contacted, and one misdemeanor DUI drugs arrest.  

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!