Increased DUI Enforcement over St. Patrick’s Day

Law enforcement was out en masse over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. DUI Task Forces were on patrol all over the Valley in an effort keep impaired drivers off the streets. The DUI Task Forces patrolled the Valley from 6pm on Saturday evening until 4am Sunday morning.

An estimated 30 to 40 law enforcement officers participated in the West Valley DUI Task Force. A similar number of officers likely participated in the East Valley DUI Task Force. The funding for the extra patrols was provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

St. Patrick’s Day comes with a “large volume of drunk drivers.” The Task Force’s mission is to prevent as many people as possible from drunk driving in the Phoenix area. According to a report on the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 27,125 DUI arrests in Arizona in 2011.

Due to the relationship between St. Patrick’s Day and drinking, similar task forces were mobilized in cities across the United States. The local task forces have yet to report on the number of arrests made over St. Patrick’s Day.

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.

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