Increase in drug-related DUIs during Labor Day weekend - Tucson News Now

Increase in drug-related DUIs during Labor Day weekend

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

About one in six driving under the influence arrests during the Labor day weekend in Arizona were drug-related, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Nearly 800 drivers were arrested for a DUI in Arizona between August 29th and September 30th.

Locally, the Pima County Sheriff's Office made roughly 400 traffic stops and 20 led to a DUI arrest.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office made four DUI-related arrests.

The Tucson Police Department conducted a "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign from August 16 through September 2. During that time, TPD made 182 DUI arrests.

Police say a larger number of those are drug-related. One reason may be because people are using medical marijuana. Police say even if someone has a medical marijuana card, it still does not allow them to drive while under the influence.

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