The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made two misdemeanor DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, Nov. 24, due to the Thanksgiving holiday 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: 52 traffic stops or contacts, 43 warnings or repair orders, four designated drivers, two miscellaneous civil citations, two aggravated assault arrests, one resisting arrest, four possession of drug paraphernalia arrests, two possession of marijuana arrests, one possession of a narcotic drug arrest, one racing on a highway arrest, and two drug related DUI arrests.
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 Wednesday, November 21, to Saturday, November 24, due to the Thanksgiving weekend. The following stats were recorded: 183 stops or contacts, 133 warnings or repair orders, eight civil speed citations, nine miscellaneous civil citations, one driving on a suspended driver’s license arrest, one possession of a dangerous drug arrest, one resisting arrest, two possession of drug paraphernalia arrests, one possession of a narcotic drug arrest, one possession of marijuana arrest, unlawful flight from pursuing law enforcement vehicle referral, criminal damage referral, leaving the scene of an accident referral, two curfew referrals, and six misdemeanor DUI arrests.
The blood alcohol content on three of the six misdemeanor DUI arrests was 0.124. The remaining three misdemeanor DUI arrests were drug related and did not involve alcohol.
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!