The variety of excessive DUIs was up, nevertheless, with 96 reported this yr in comparison with 79 in 2020.
ARIZONA, Texas — Arizona noticed a slight lower in Thanksgiving DUI arrests in comparison with 2020, in line with knowledge launched Monday from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
There have been 350 folks arrested on suspicion of DUI from Wednesday to Saturday of the vacation weekend. That quantity is down from 358 arrests made final yr throughout the identical time interval.
The variety of excessive DUIs was up, nevertheless, with 96 reported this yr in comparison with 79 in 2020. Excessive DUI arrests require a blood alcohol stage of at the very least 0.15.
The common BAC of individuals arrested was 0.158, a rise from 0.151 reported in 2020.
The 2021 figures present Arizona’s officers made 5 extra DUI arrests particularly for drug impairment than they did final yr.
Driving Security Ideas:
The Arizona Division of Transportation (ADOT) provides driving suggestions to assist maintain folks protected on the street.
“There’s at all times room for enchancment on the subject of street security,” the division stated on its web site.
ADOT’s strategies embrace:
Don’t pace or drive aggressively
By no means drive whereas beneath the affect of drugs
Keep away from distractions whereas driving
Put on your seatbelt and ensure all passengers are doing the identical
When an emergency automobile is on the aspect of the street, transfer over
Keep further conscious in work zones
Be ready for climate situations that make driving harmful
“Actual-time freeway situations can be found on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Data web site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and thru ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT,” the division stated.
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