Law enforcement setting DUI checkpoints for Cinco de Mayo weeken - Tucson News Now

Law enforcement setting DUI checkpoints for Cinco de Mayo weekend

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Many people will be heading out this weekend to have some fun for Cinco de Mayo and police want to make sure everyone stays safe on the roads.

Starting tonight officers are not taking any chances.  They will be spread out across the region checking drivers to make sure they have not been drinking.

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force includes Tucson Police, Pima County Sheriff's Department, Nogales Police and other local agencies. 

Officers will be hitting the roads starting tonight through Monday morning, for DUI enforcement; the patrols will go from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., but law enforcement is not releasing the areas where checkpoints will be set up.  Officials are saying they will be stationed in busy areas. 

Officers are expecting to see hundreds of cars through their various checkpoints.

This is a great reminder to plan ahead and get a designated driver, or call a taxi.  AAA will be offering its Tipsy Tow service, for more on this service call 1-800-AAA-HELP.

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