St. Patrick's Day DUI Task Force in Arizona Makes Grand Total of 413 DUI Arrests
From Friday through St. Patrick's Day on Monday, DUI task forces around the state made 413 DUI arrests.
Although you might expect most of the arrests to have come Monday, the majority of the arrests (233) were made on Friday and Saturday.
The average blood alcohol-level of those breathalyzed this weekend was 0.153, but the people arrested for DUI on Sunday and on St. Patrick's Day brought the average down to 0.145 -- lower than last year's average of 0.151.
In addition to the DUI arrests, the officers on the task forces handed out nearly 3,900 traffic citations for speeding, not wearing a seat belt, or anything else over the four-day stretch.
Nearly 1,600 officers participated in the task forces statewide.
See all the data released by the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety on this weekend's DUI enforcement below:
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