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DUI patrol takes keys from 101 drivers

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force arrested 101 suspected drunk drivers over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, said Sgt. Chris Andreacola of the Tucson Police Department.

Officers were looking for drivers "impaired to the slightest degree," Andreacola said in a news release Monday.

One hundred officers from TPD, the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, University of Arizona Police Department, Pima College Police Department, Oro Valley Police Department, Marana Police Department, South Tucson Police Department and Sahuarita Police Department participated in the deployment.

Officers looked for impaired drivers from Thursday to Saturday, between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Among those arrested were 15 drivers with a prior DUI, 12 suspected drunk drivers under 21, and 27 arrested for underage drinking. Officers had contact with 30 sober designated drivers during the three-night period.

The average blood alcohol content of those arrested was .153.

Cinco de Mayo DUI arrests

  • Total contacts: 1,810
  • Total DUI arrests: 101
  • Extreme DUI (BAC .15 or above): 35
  • DUI felony arrests: 10
  • DUI misdemeanor arrests: 91
  • Underage DUI: 12
  • Underage drinking: 27
  • Other citations: 511
  • Sober designated drivers: 30

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