St. Patrick's DUI arrests statewide top 400 - Tucson News Now


St. Patrick's DUI arrests statewide top 400

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(Source: CBS 5 News file) (Source: CBS 5 News file)

Officials say more than 400 people were arrested in Arizona for DUI-related offenses over St. Patrick's Day weekend.

The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety released a statewide report of arrests made by several DUI task forces from Friday, March 14 to Monday, March 17.

According to the report, law enforcement arrested 413 people, up from 364 during St. Patrick's Day weekend last year.

Officials say the 371 of the arrests were misdemeanor and 131 of them were for extreme DUI.

They say there were also 18 DUI arrests made of people under the age of 21.

Overall, the state recorded more than 3,800 stops for DUI, speeding and minor citations.

Officers handed out 212 seat belt citations compared to 90 last year.

The agency's task forces are comprised of law enforcement personnel from police, highway patrol, sheriff's offices and volunteers.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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