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Tempe Police Vigilant About Underage Drinking with Graduation on the Horizon

The Tempe Police Department is on extra alert regarding underage drinking as the academic year at Arizona State University draws to a close as part of Tempe’s Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign. Tempe Police spokesperson Sargent Jeffrey Glover reported that Tempe Police seized 7 kegs of beers and made over 270 alcohol-related arrests during the last week of April.

Here is a summary of the arrests:

  • Minor in consumption: 184
  • Minor in possession: 45
  • DUI: 17
  • Furnishing alcohol to minors: 9
  • DUI while under 21 years old: 2
  • Aggravated DUI: 1

Tempe Police will continue its efforts through the commencement activities at the university in early May. The campaign’s goals are to protect citizens’ safety and to reduce the number of crimes, the amount of violence, and the number of serious and fatal collisions. There was a decrease in fatal collisions in Tempe in 2011. Tempe Police hopes the numbers will be even lower this year.

If you are arrested for DUI in Arizona, you will face mandatory jail time, a suspended driver’s license, fines, and be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for at least 6 months.

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.

Photo credit: Alan Stark from Flickr