DUI Task Force to continue patrols on Cinco de Mayo - Tucson News Now

DUI Task Force to continue patrols on Cinco de Mayo

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Local law enforcement is not letting the Cinco de Mayo holiday falling on a Monday affect its crackdown on drunk drivers.

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made 32 DUI arrests on Friday and Saturday night alone.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department, Tucson Police, Marana Police, Oro Valley Police, Sahuarita Police and the University of Arizona Police Departments will continue DUI patrols Monday evening.

PCSO Sergeant Dawn Barkman said the task force made 403 traffic stops over the weekend with 42 officers and deputies participating in the crackdown.

Statewide, officers made a total of 6,567 traffic stops from May 1 to May 3, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Of those stops, 292 DUI arrests were made.

Funding for the extensive statewide DUI enforcement and impaired driving deployment activities were provided by the GOHS.

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