201301.05
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4,371 DUI Arrests Made Statewide During Holiday Season

During the 2012 holiday season, Arizona police officers arrested 4,371 people statewide on suspicion of DUI, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  Of the nearly 4,400 people arrested on suspicion of DUI between November 24 and January 1, 1,098 were suspected of extreme DUI, 450 were suspected of aggravated DUI, and 934…

201011.08
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Halloween DUI

Halloween DUI’s Halloween rivals St. Patrick’s Day and New Years for the busiest night for police officers.  Numerous states including Maryland, Montana, Indiana, California, Colorado and Arizona increase DUI Checkpoints on Halloween to prevent impaired driving.  Due to the large number of children on the streets trick-or-treating, increased patrols and DUI checkpoints are necessary.  As…

201004.15
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Twitter May Warn You of DUI Checkpoints

Phoenix police say more and more drivers are turning to their Twitter and Facebook pages to warn other motorists of police checkpoints and stretches of road with large police presences to help folks avoid getting dreaded DUIs. Police say they really aren’t concerned about getting their cover blown–they often advertise DUI sweeps and checkpoints as…

201002.12
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DUI checkpoints: What’s the Deal?

DUI checkpoints are a controversial way that law enforcement attempt to mitigate driving under the influence. While eleven states have banned DUI checkpoints, claiming that their violate the states’ constitutions, Arizona is not one of those states. What are some standard rules for a DUI checkpoint? While there are no “standard rules” for a DUI…