FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day detail nets six DUI arrests
Sierra Vista, AZ. 03/19/18. The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made six driving under the influence arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, March 17, during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Huachuca City Police Department, and Tombstone Marshal’s Office. In addition to the DUI arrests, the detail resulted in the following: 93 stops/contacts, 61 warnings/repair orders, seven designated drivers, 11 civil speed citations, three miscellaneous citations, two child restraint citations, one possession of marijuana arrest, and one driving on a suspended driver’s license arrest.
Three of the six DUI arrests resulted in an average blood alcohol content of 0.132, which is nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08. The remaining three DUI arrests, to include an aggravated DUI, resulted in a blood draw; therefore blood alcohol content data is not available.
The Sierra Vista Police Department also participated in the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mandatory Enforcement Reporting Dates Program by reporting miscellaneous traffic stats from Thursday, March 15, to Saturday, March 17, during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The following stats were recorded: 100 stops/contacts, 70 warning/repair orders, three designated drivers, eight civil speed citations, six miscellaneous citations, three misdemeanor DUI arrests, one aggravated DUI arrest, two under 21 with alcohol in body arrests, one contributing to delinquency of a minor arrest, one misconduct involving a weapon/prohibited possessor arrest, three driving on a suspended driver’s license arrests, one possession of marijuana arrest, one possession of narcotic drug arrest, one possession of a dangerous drug arrest, one possession of a dangerous drug for sale arrest, one felony warrant arrest, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, one resisting arrest, one interfering with judicial proceedings arrest, and one tampering with physical evidence arrest.
Three of the four DUI arrests resulted in an average blood alcohol content of 0.148. The fourth DUI arrest resulted in a blood draw.
With continuous support from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force reminds drivers that if you choose to drive hammered, you will get nailed. Get a designated driver, not a DUI!
Contact: Corporal Tim Wachtel,
PIO/CRO or Sgt. Brian Sebastian
Sierra Vista Police Department
911 N. Coronado Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(520) 452-7500 ext. 2382