The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will conduct special DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints during spring break and on St. Patrick’s Day, according to a news release from the department.
Spring break is March 16 through 20 for college students here.
Local police agencies will take part in the enforcement effort.
Operation Bar Watch will also be under way. It is a compliance and education program that aims to encourage bars not to break the law by serving alcohol to minors.
Sobriety checkpoints will be set up in areas of the county that are known to have had alcohol-related incidents.
Deputies will also educate motorists on the dangers of driving while impaired.