201405.22
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Memorial Day: Celebrate Safely

Last year on Memorial Day, most Arizonans made the wise choice to not drink and drive, but those who did were extremely under the influence. According to statistics from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the average blood alcohol level was .153—almost twice the legal limit. In Arizona, .153 is considered an “extreme DUI.” (Legal…

201405.19
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Cinco De Mayo: DUI Task Force Reports Fewer Arrests

The DUI task-force’s 2014 campaign to catch impaired drivers resulted in 11,113 stops over the Cinco De Mayo weekend. This is a 47 percent increase from 2013, where law enforcement only made 7,559 stops. This year, law enforcement made 500 arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence. More than 1,800 police officers and deputies…

201310.15
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Work Furlough: Who Gets It?

Who gets it? The sentencing judge must allow for work furlough in the Order of Confinement. Typically, those convicted of misdemeanor DUI are eligible for work release, whereas those convicted of felony DUI may be eligible for work furlough. Individuals are not permitted to participate in the work furlough program until they are approved by…

201310.08
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Home Detention Also Known As House Arrest: Who Gets It?

To be eligible: 1)       You must be employed in the county in which you are incarcerated; 2)       You agree to pay the costs for all electronic monitoring fees, unless the sheriff assesses a lesser fee following determination that you are unable to pay; 3)       You do not constitute a risk to self or other members…

201308.23
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R&B Singer Miguel Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in LA

R&B singer Miguel has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of drunken driving. Miguel Jontel Pimental, 27, was pulled over in his BMW X6 just after 2 a.m. Thursday for speeding and driving with too dark of tinted windows. Officers administered field sobriety tests, and a preliminary test measured Miguel’s blood alcohol level at…

201308.17
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Arizona House Bill 2182: Stricter Laws on Ignition Interlock Device Requirement

Arizona House Bill 2182 makes important changes to Arizona Revised Statutes §§28-1401, 28-1464, 28-3319, and 28-3511. These changes take away a key exception to the driving restrictions of those individuals with special ignition interlock restricted driver licenses. Prior to H.B. 2182 individuals with special ignition interlock restricted drivers licenses were allowed to operate a motor…