Arizona Holiday DUI Task Force: “Get Hammered . . . Get Nailed”

Arizona law enforcement is taking drunk driving very seriously this Holiday Season. More than 70 State agencies and thousands of law enforcement officers have teamed up to form the Statewide Holiday DUI Enforcement Task Force. Their motto this year is “Get Hammered . . . Get Nailed.”

DUI Mobile Unit in Washington DC, (cc) dcJohn from Flickr

The Arizona Office of Highway Safety Director, Alberto Guitier, reported that the State recently purchased 6 DUI processing vehicles. According to Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner these vehicles will allow law enforcement officers to perform alcohol blood and breath tests in the vehicles which will allow officers to process suspected DUI offenders faster and keep more officers on patrol.

In Arizona, you must consent to an alcohol blood, breath, or urine test if a law enforcement officer suspects you’re driving under the influence. Failure to comply with this test will result in an arrest and a 12-month suspension of your driver’s license, regardless of whether you were driving under the influence.

In 2010, Arizona law enforcement made 18,244 DUI arrests. There were also 5,489 alcohol related crashes that resulted in 223 deaths and 3,724 injured people. In December 2010, there were 470 alcohol related crashes in Arizona and 10 people were killed in automobile accidents over the Christmas weekend.

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.