The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spearheaded a county-wide drunk driving task force Dec. 14-17 resulting in more than 30 DUI arrests, and another 16 for various other crimes.
PCSO deputies and law enforcement from other agencies made a total of 266 contacts with drivers during the four-day period, which resulted in 14 misdemeanor DUI arrests, nine drug-related DUI arrests, two aggravated DUI arrests and one extreme DUI arrest.
These numbers indicate during the time of the taskforce, an average of 1 in 9 Pinal County drivers is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
On Dec. 15 PCSO made more than 45 contacts in Maricopa alone.
The task force also issued 39 citations county-wide for various traffic infractions and other crimes.
Law enforcement agencies all across the valley tend to increase DUI enforcement around the holidays. However, regardless of the time of year, InMaricopa.com encourages all who drink to drink responsibly and to never get behind the wheel.