Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
During the first half of the Labor Day weekend, spanning from Wednesday to Sunday, police officers across the state of Arizona arrested nearly 400 people on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The statistics were made public on Sunday by the Office of Highway Safety. When compared to the same time frame as last year, the number of arrests have decreased. There were 617 arrests during the Labor Day weekend in 2011, and there were only 382 made this year.
Of the 382 DUI arrests, almost 33 percent of the individuals were arrested for an extreme DUI, which meant that their BAC was over 0.15 percent. Also, approximately two dozen drivers that were pulled over had been arrested before for driving under the influence.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, please contact the DUI defense lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. by calling 602-510-9999 today.
Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 12:59 pm
The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, and drivers in the state of Arizona need to make sure they are not drinking and driving on this holiday.
There will be various DUI checkpoints set up throughout the state in order to prevent drunk driving accidents. Last year, 523 DUI arrests were made in Arizona during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
It is important for individuals to name a designated driver before enjoying the festivities associated with this holiday. Drunk driving arrests in Arizona can result in jail time and serious fines, if convicted.
If you have been charged with drunk driving in Arizona, please contact the drunk driving lawyers of Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., by calling 602-510-9999 today.