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2009 Arizona DUI Statistics

According to the Century Council, a not-for-profit organization created to fight against drunk driving and underage drinking, 219 people died in alcohol-related car accidents in Arizona in 2009.  Of this total, twenty-two (22) were impaired drivers under the legal drinking age: twenty-one (21). Further, sixty-four (64) percent of alcohol-related fatalities involved drivers with a blood-alcohol…

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DUI-Related Car Accident Results in Fatality

On Wednesday, at approximately 2:30 a.m., thirty-one-year-old (31) Anissa Wirth was killed in a DUI-related car accident.   According to Mesa Police, Ms. Wirth was heading east on West McLellan Road approaching North Country Club Drive in Mesa when her SUV collided with a vehicle driven by twenty-four-year-old (24) Andreah M. Patterson.   Mesa Police said the…

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Car Crash from Drunk Driving Kills One

According to Peoria Police spokesman Jay Davies, forty-year-old (42) James Grunert was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he was involved in a four-vehicle car accident that killed one woman near 83rd Avenue and Union Hills Drive.  Officers believe Mr. Grunert was speeding when his SUV rear ended sixty-four-year-old (64) Kathleen Petrotta’s car pushing her…