Task force makes three DUI arrests in New Year’s Eve detail

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Monday, December 31, due to the New Year’s Eve 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: 47 traffic stops or contacts, 30 warnings or repair orders, 12 miscellaneous civil citations, one underage possession of alcohol arrest, one fictitious license plate arrest, one possession of a prescription only drug arrest, one regular DUI arrest, one extreme DUI arrest, and one super extreme DUI arrest. The average blood alcohol content on the three DUI arrests was 0.161, twice the legal limit of 0.08.

A special thank you to Captain Dean Chase with the AZ DPS Sierra Vista Office and Sheriff Mark Dannels and his command staff with Cochise County Sheriff’s Office for coming out and supporting the detail.  

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 for the month of December. The following stats were recorded: 607 stops or contacts, 29 civil speed citations, 37 miscellaneous civil citations, one child restraint citation, one criminal speed arrest, one reckless driving arrest, 27 miscellaneous criminal arrests, five regular DUI arrests, five extreme DUI arrests, two super extreme DUI arrests, one under 21 DUI arrest, three DUI drugs arrests, and one aggravated DUI arrest. The average blood alcohol content on the DUI arrests was 0.168, twice the legal limit of .08.

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!