PHOENIX - Authorities say nearly 4,400 people have been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of driving under the influence between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.
The Arizona Republic reports the arrests were made by officers participating in regional DUI task forces across the state.
The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports that officers arrested 4,371 people between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1 for suspicion of DUI-related offenses.
The agency says the average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was 0.15 percent. The state's legal limit is 0.08 percent.
Officials say roughly 2,200 officers participated in the DUI task forces across Arizona.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
Things To Do
INSIDE: View our list of events happening this week around the Valley.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
After another freezing cold morning, plan for a warm-up by midweek. Find out just how much warmer we will be by the weekend.
Silent Witness is offering up to $1,000 for information in the death of a Mesa teen whose body was found in a dumpster.
A member of a search team on Tuesday found two adults and four children who had been missing in the frigid mountains of northern Nevada for the past two days.
Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress on Tuesday to put off more sanctions against Iran at this time, saying "this is a very delicate diplomatic moment."
Walmart is speaking out after a Valley man said he found out the hard way just how to get banned from their stores for life.
Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon.