The Tucson Police Department has been taking on efforts to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road, including conducting a Tucson DUI checkpoint on Saturday July 31 on N. Oracle Rd. at W. Simmons Rd.
According KVOA, over 1,000 drivers proceeded through the DUI checkpoint, where 23 police officers were utilized. The officers made a total of 18 misdemeanor DUI arrests, three of which were also charged with extreme DUI for having an alcohol concentration above 0.150 BAC. Tucson officers also made two felony DUI arrests at the checkpoint for aggravated DUI. Aside from the numerous DUI arrests, officers issued 127 other traffic citations at the checkpoint.
Yet the city of Tucson is not the only city in Arizona that conducted a DUI checkpoint this past Saturday. Fox News reports that there were actually 434 driving under the influence arrests made this past weekend from statewide DUI patrols in Arizona. Of those DUI arrests, 45 of those were reported to be aggravated DUIs and 126 of the arrests were extreme DUI arrests. Twenty-four of the arrests also involved underage drinkers.
An Arizona DUI attorney can help out a defendant that has been charged with any type of DUI, whether it's a simple misdemeanor driving under the influence charge or a felony charge for aggravated DUI. DUI attorneys can make sure that the defendant's legal rights are protected and that law enforcers properly followed checkpoint or DUI patrol procedures. To contact an attorney in the Phoenix metro area, see FindLaw's lawyer directory.