Typically, the 4th of July is the deadliest holiday weekend for traffic fatalities due to drinking and driving. However, statistics just released by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety show a dramatic drop in Arizona DUI arrests during this year’s holiday weekend.
The total of DUI arrests dropped nearly 20 percent from 2014, despite the fact that Arizona law enforcement made 135 more traffic stops during this year’s holiday weekend as compared to last year. Arrests for drinking and driving fell in all categories, including aggravated DUI, misdemeanor DUI, extreme DUI, DUI with prior convictions, minor DUI and DUI drug arrests. That’s good news for all of us.
The bad news though is, that even with this substantial decrease in DUI arrests, 443 motorists were still arrested in Arizona during this 4th of July weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence.
At Owens & Perkins we encourage you to not get behind the wheel when you’re impaired. However, if you or a loved one were one of the unfortunate 443 arrested this past 4th of July weekend or are otherwise facing DUI charges here in Arizona, contact Owens & Perkins to schedule a free ½ hour consultation.
Our experienced Arizona DUI lawyers can answer all of your questions, assist you in evaluating your options, and defend your rights.