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Arizona's holiday DUI arrests increase over 3-year period

GasBuddy Blog -- Whatever it takes to get people to wise up and drive sober is apparently a message that hasn't arrived in Arizona.

More than 4,000 Arizonans statewide were arrested on suspicion of DUI between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve by officers participating in regional saturation enforcements, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The Arizona Republic reports that officers arrested 4,371 people between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1, including 1,098 people on suspicion of extreme DUI, 450 on suspicion of aggravated DUI, and 934 DUI drug arrests, according to GOHS. Of the 81,934 total people stopped, there were 1,964 designated drivers, and 34,974 non-DUI citations were handed out.

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mcbrownie220
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 12:19:54 AM

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nogoatz
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 10:03:50 AM

Aot of driver's in Az have rollover accidents in the bright sunshine on clear roadways, God forbid they have any alcohol in their systems.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 5:53:58 AM

more cops on the road pulling over just about anyone in an attempt to catch a few brown folks?
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 12:53:27 AM

People who drink and drive deserve the punishments they get.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 7:05:47 PM


Glad they are pulling over somebody who is not brown. DWB is hard to disprove in any court.
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UpSol7
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 5:07:33 PM

extreme DUI? Is that like, very pregnant?
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berniMI
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 4:39:37 PM

If Arizona has such a problem, they should increase their punishment, perhaps that would help?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 4:18:17 PM

old news - but important to get them off the highway.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:54:47 PM

In many areas of Arizona, there are drive-thru liquor stores. Gee, why are there so many DUIs?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:50:11 PM

Arizona's holiday DUI arrests increase over 3-year period? Why people drink and drive is beyond me. When you get caught drunk driving, receive the ticket and go to court, there are many expenses coming to legally drive again, you could spend $10K or more after all is said and done. It is not worth spending that much time and money in court costs, lawyer fees, fines, driving classes and whatever other expenses they will force you to pay in order to drive again.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:08:27 PM

Too bad.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:07:24 PM

Old news but good news showing some gain for safety on the highway of the state
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:01:35 PM

Need harsher punishments and more education
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:58:08 AM

old story for the last 3 days really.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:57:13 AM

special place in hell for dui
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:57:03 AM

Only news
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Between aprehending drunks and Illegal aliens the cops must be stressed. Who fights other crimes??
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:56:13 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Older.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:52:31 AM

Only stupid people drink and drive. If you want to drink, stay home.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:50:48 AM

Am glad that I do not drive often in Arizona.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:49:51 AM

With all the illegals in Arizona with nothing happening to them, I don't see the big deal. Why enforce only some of the laws?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:48:32 AM

Two day old news.....
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:48:19 AM

Keep locking them up.
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Don't drink and drive!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:46:55 AM

They sure like to booze it up in AZ.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:44:18 AM

People drink in hard times!
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Just don'tdrink
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:42:15 AM

Clearly, Arizona is not the state you would want to drive through.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:41:57 AM

kinda old
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Police doing a good Job!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:39:07 AM

old story, please update.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:36:42 AM

Here we go again...
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:36:27 AM

Good need to harder on DUI's and stop this before they kill somone.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:35:10 AM

Waiting for update
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old story, please update.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:35:05 AM

Another old post
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old
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Another old post./
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:33:50 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:33:39 AM

What does this have to do with gas prices?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:32:58 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:31:42 AM

Old, and not that irrelevant to begin with.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:31:04 AM

Must be the dry heat...
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:30:03 AM

That's a lot of drinkers; how about distracted drivers on mobile phones? Traffic studies show drivers on mobile phones are as impaired as a person under the influence!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:28:44 AM

Third time's the charm - let's get some new news. . .
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:28:09 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:27:51 AM

old news, need to move on...
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:27:25 AM

Can someone explain to me how this (old) article relates to gas prices?
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Where was the party?
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