Arizona DUI Task Forces Rack Up 389 DUI Arrests Over Independence Day Weekend

DUI task forces around the state arrested 389 people on DUI charges over Independence Day weekend.

That's pretty much on-par with the DUI enforcement over the same weekend last year, when 361 people were arrested on DUI charges, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

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There were more than 1,600 police officers participating in these task forces statewide, and they reported pulling over a similar number of sober designated drivers (354) as they did allegedly drunk drivers (389).

More citations were given out than just DUIs, including tickets for criminal speeding, seat belt or child-restraint violations, aggressive driving, and plain ol' speeding tickets -- more than 1,400 of those.

Of the major holiday DUI enforcement operations so far this year, Independence Day had the fewest drunk drivers caught by police.

Cinco de Mayo weekend leads this year with 500 DUI arrests statewide, followed by 495 on Memorial Day weekend, and 413 over St. Patrick's Day weekend.

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