Labor Day Weekend is known for sun, fun, relaxation, and a little too much partying. Arizona, like so many other states, did its fair share of partying this past weekend. Unfortunately for Arizona residents, however, many of them took the party too far.
Arizona’s Highway Safety had prepared officers across the state for an aggressive crackdown on those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As of Sunday, September 2nd, police had arrested nearly 400 people on suspicion of DUI.
The heavy enforcement comes in the form on “saturation” patrols, an effort for Arizona police officers to target highly trafficked areas, including lakes and rivers. In addition, Arizona Department of Transportation has joined in the statewide safety push.
Spreading the message about careful driving, the organization is pushing messages such as “Drive hammered, get nailed. Get a DD, not a DUI” and “Buckle up Arizona, it’s the law” to promote auto safety and raise awareness about potentially hazardous drivers.
The combination of these efforts has been a success thus far, as officials have recognized a decrease in DUI arrests from last year. Nevertheless, Arizona continues its push to reduce the number of auto accidents and DUI arrests.
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