Like many areas of the country, Pima County, in south central Arizona, is struggling with a drunk driving problem. But, like the state as a whole, it is determined and resourceful in its anti-DUI efforts. These efforts include strengthening – and decentralizing - DUI patrols. Up to now the Pima … [Read more...] about An Arizona County Tries a New Model for DUI Enforcement
What is the purpose of punishing a drunk driver? Often it’s rehabilitation – if an offender can see the recklessness of the decision to drink and drive, he or she might change and start to drive responsibly. For that reason, DUI sentences usually include an educational element – a DUI class, … [Read more...] about Crash Killer With 4 Previous DUIs Gets a 48 Year Sentence.
The stakes are high in the competition to end drunk driving. Lives hang in the balance, as a matter of fact. For this reason, we need to single out states that do a good job keeping drunk drivers off the road. That’s what the website WalletHub does each year. Last week it released its annual … [Read more...] about Arizona Once Again Leads the Anti-DUI Pack
Once again, the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has released numbers of Arizona DUI arrests for the July 4th weekend. The totals are pretty breathtaking. In the period between Thursday, June 29th and Independence Day, police conducted some 16,000 traffic stops. The stops resulted in 539 … [Read more...] about Presenting Arizona’s New Total of Clueless July 4th Drivers: 539
Too much cold medicine? That was the excuse that a driver gave the police after being arrested last week in Mesa, Arizona. Spotted by a DPS trooper going the wrong way on U.S. 60, Trent Walker turned around and kept on driving until troopers surrounded and arrested him. The suspect claimed to … [Read more...] about Caught a Cold? Don’t Catch a Cold Medicine DUI As Well
There are two big reasons for avoiding drunk driving in Arizona or anywhere else. The first is that it's extremely dangerous. The second is that if you’re caught, you’re in for a miserable time from law enforcement and the courts. In May Southern Arizona is adding some extra weight to the second … [Read more...] about This Might Be a Bad Month for Drunk Driving in Southern Arizona
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that has made a big impression on the US. Just as on St. Patrick’s Day the joys of being Irish are celebrated by people whose ancestors hailed from Oslo and Bangalore, in Yuma Cinco de Mayo given the full treatment by all who like a good party, regardless of their … [Read more...] about In Yuma, Cinco de Mayo DUI Patrols Begin Early This Year
Arizona got serious about drunk driving back in 2007, when one of the country’s first ignition interlock laws went into effect. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. The device has saved many lives since then – by MADD’s … [Read more...] about How to Get 6 Months Off Your Arizona Ignition Interlock Requirement