New DUI trailer for PCSD - Tucson News Now

New DUI trailer for PCSD

PIMA COUNTY, AZ ( Tucson News Now) -

The start of the holiday season is just a few weeks away – along with the shopping and parties, the Pima County Sheriff's Department will be patrolling the county looking for impaired drivers.

PCSD has a new tool to help keep the roads safe during these patrols, a new enclosed cargo trailer. 

The message displayed prominently on the side ‘Get a DD and not a DUI'.  This new trailer will carry signs, cones and other equipment needed for DUI sobriety checkpoints.   The trailer is part of a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. 

Before PCSD had this new enclosed trailer, they used an open trailer and they had to tie the equipment down.  The grant will also be used for DUI enforcement.

The Sheriff's Department will use the trailer beginning with checkpoints that go from Halloween to the start of the new year. 

In 2012 4,400 people were arrested in Arizona during holiday DUI checkpoints, more than 1,000 of them were for extreme DUI's. 

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