Overall Arizona Cinco de Mayo DUI stats fall since 2013

According to a recent report, Arizona saw fewer DUI arrests than in 2013, but some numbers, including minors, drug arrests and more increased.

Statewide numbers show that there were 500 DUI arrests between May 1 and May 5, which was Cinco de Mayo.

In 2013, there were 525 arrests in the same time period, showing a slight decrease this year in all categories of aggravated, misdemeanor, priors, and over .15 blood-alcohol level DUIs.

Twenty-two people under the age of 21 were arrested for DUIs, up from 18 last year.

DUI drug arrests rose from 68 to 81.

Seat-belt citations and child-restraint citations were also among the numbers that increased since 2013. 

2014 Cinco de Mayo stops were conducted by 450 more officers participating in DUI enforcement than in 2013. Participating officers contacted 3,500 more people than the year prior, showing some progress as overall numbers fell.

The report also cites the average known BAC as being .151 in 2013, lowering slightly to .146 this year.


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