Fourth of July DUI Patrols: Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Just About Everywhere

Don't drink and drive.

With that out of the way, here's where police will be setting up "saturation patrols" around the Valley for the Fourth of July, looking for impaired drivers :

  • Phoenix police will have six different locations for its patrols, many of them based in QT convenience-store parking lots, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. These continue through Sunday.

  • I-17 and Thunderbird:

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    16th Street and Highland:

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    40th Street and Greenway:

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    All of Central City Village:

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    Central Avenue and Elwood:

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    51st Avenue and I-10:

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      • Tempe police and DPS are setting up their patrol around University Drive at Dorsey Lane from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. today, but will be at Mill Avenue and University on Friday, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. According to Tempe PD, "Patrol Units and Motor Officers will be very visible across Tempe and the downtown district, in addition to assuring that the entire city is safely patrolled. Youth alcohol prevention and enforcement will be a priority."

      University Drive and Dorsey Lane:

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      • Scottsdale police listed the address of the police station behind Scottsdale Stadium, so it's safe to assume that means anywhere around Old Town Scottsdale from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. today. MCSO will be helping Scottsdale on Friday, in the same area from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

      Old Town Scottsdale:

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      • Mesa police list the northeast corner of Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue, from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. They will also be at the Albertson's parking lot near McDowell Road and Power Road on Saturday night.

      • Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue:
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      • Chandler police are posting up on the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Pecos Road from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. This patrol continues through Saturday.

      • Arizona Avenue and Pecos Road:

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      • Salt River police will be at the Scottsdale border again, around the Walmart at Pima Road and Chaparral Road, from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. This patrol continues through Saturday.

      • Pima Road and Chaparral Road:

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      • The only West Valley patrols provided by the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety include Peoria on Friday and Saturday (no location given), and all of the West Valley agencies on a task force on Saturday, based out of Glendale.

      • Outside of the Valley, DUI patrols are still going on everywhere tonight, including Prescott Valley, Quartzsite, Camp Verde, Payson, Casa Grande, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona, Clifton, Safford, and "county-wide" in Cochise County,

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