Police in Arizona planning statewide DUI task force for Memorial Day weekend
Police departments across the state are preparing for a Memorial Day DUI task force set for this weekend.
The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says Arizona police departments will be patrolling specific areas in order to catch DUI drivers and prevent them from causing any damage or harm.
“We want everyone to enjoy the Memorial Day festivities,” GOHS Director Alberto C. Gutier said, “and to do so responsibly by having a sober designated driver, calling a friend or taking a taxi home.”
Authorities across the state held a similar task force on Cinco de Mayo weekend and made 460 DUI arrests.
Phoenix police will have the largest presence during the weekend, with officers spread out at seven different locations in an attempt to curb DUI driving, according to a GOHS press release.
Grant money from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is helping police departments fund the task-force operations, the release said.