DUI Task Force Nabs 26 Alcohol Offenders

Published by The Bee News

May 29, 2018

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KINGMAN–The Western Arizona DUI Task Force has released its data of arrests and traffic stops made during the Memorial Day weekend.

According to reports, between Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 there were 987 traffic stops conducted, which resulted in 26 arrests of driving under the influence. Those arrested reportedly had an average blood alcohol content of .147 percent. The state limit is .08 percent.

Police say out of the 987 stops, officers noticed 48 of them had a designated driver.

Kingman Police Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper said additional arrests included seven misdemeanor DUI arrests, one extreme DUI arrest and one DUI drug arrest.

The Western AZ DUI Task Force is comprised of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Bullhead City Police Department, Lake Havasu City Police Department and the Kingman Police Department. Each agency has been awarded grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) that allows officers to work extra duty specific to DUI detection and enforcement.

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