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January 2014 Archives

Drugged Driving Carries Serious Penalties

Arizona's drugged driving laws carry stiff penalties including jail time, fines, and license revocation.

While prosecution will depend on the facts of the case -- for example, whether you were using marijuana for medical purposes -- certain circumstances can prompt a charge and even enhance the penalties.

The penalties are particularly brutal for repeat offenders and those who drive drugged with kids in the car.

Ariz. DUI Arrests Drop for 1st Time in Decade

The total number of DUI arrests in Arizona dropped for the first time in ten years.

In 2013, 29,000 DUI arrests were made. While that number is still incredibly high, it's about 3,000 less than in 2012. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety attributes the drop in DUIs to the public's understanding of the legal limits and the consequences associated with the crime, according to AZCentral.

Compared to the numbers from the past year, it appears Arizona's drivers are smartening up to the dangers of drinking and driving.