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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, law enforcement will be out around Southern Arizona looking for drunk drivers. They were also out over the weekend.

AAA officials are saying a DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000.  This includes fines, fees and increased insurance costs.  The statewide DUI enforcement in Arizona began on May 1, and as of May 3 there have been almost 300 arrested for DUI. Of that total more than 85 are extreme DUIs that is a blood alcohol of 1.5 or higher, and over 40 DUI drug arrests.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol related crashes are up seven percent in Arizona and over four percent nationally. 

Law enforcement officials will continue to keep drunk drivers off the streets in Southern Arizona.  So the best thing for someone to do, who is planning on celebrating Cinco de Mayo this evening, is to get a designated driver, or call a cab. 

AAA Arizona is also offering their Tipsy Tow service for those celebrating this evening - it's a free 10 mile tow home, anything over 10 miles will be charged at the standard rate.  Tipsy Tow begins at 6 p.m. and will last until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 6. 

To get a Tipsy Tow call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and state a "tipsy tow" is needed.  The caller must also provide the driver's name, home address, phone number and vehicle/driver location.

For more on Tipsy Tow service go online to https://www.az.aaa.com/news/automotive/tipsytow

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