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Law enforcement starting to enforce holiday DUI crack down around the Valley

Posted at 10:40 PM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-26 16:30:28-05

Law enforcement is beginning its holiday crack down on drivers who decide to drink and still get behind the wheel. 

Peoria police hosted a DUI Task Force in the West Valley Saturday night. Around 40 officers from DPS and several West Valley agencies took part. 

"I think a lot of times people think 'I feel ok, I'm ok to drive," said Peoria police officer Brandon Sheffert. "You don't realize how little it takes to get you over that .08."

Authorities intentionally planned the task force for Thanksgiving weekend. 

"This is the kickoff to the holiday season," Sheffert said. "A lot of people have holiday parties; there's a lot of drinking going on."

Authorities recommend designating a sober driver or using a ride-share service. 

This same task force in 2016 netted 39 DUI arrests.