DUI Task Force
Arizona law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 300 people for drunk driving in just the first several days of a two-week enforcement campaign expected to last through Labor Day on Sept. 7.
Operating under a statewide task force, The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is calling the campaign “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed.”
As of Sunday, more than 250 officers have made more than 2,000 traffic stops, according to the highway safety office.
The crackdown, which began on Friday, Aug. 21st, yielded 306 arrests in just the first two days; within the 306 arrests, 98 of them were for extreme DUI. 33 of the DUIs’ were cited to minors.
According to myfoxphoenix.com, the average blood alcohol level for the drivers arrested was 0.169. The state limit for operating a motor vehicle is 0.08.
Under Arizona DUI Law, the police can charge a person with being impaired to the slightest degree even if the person is well under the legal limit of 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration. Prosecutors can even obtain convictions when a person’s blood alcohol level is as low as a 0.06, or 75 percent of the legal limit.
Because the penalties under Arizona law are so stiff, 10 days in jail is mandatory for a first offense DUI and 30 days for an extreme, if you have been the victim of a DUI task force stop, it is imperative that you have the best representation possible for your DUI citation.
Oracle Law Group Office, P.C. is your best bet at fighting these charges. So if you, or anyone you know, has been cited for a DUI by a task force member, anywhere in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, or anywhere else in the Valley, make Oracle Law Group Office your first call.