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DUI Task Force

Citizen Staff Writer



Officers with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force stopped 1,850 motorists Friday and Saturday nights, arresting 66 of them on suspicion of drunken driving, the task force said in a news release Sunday.

Task force members are expected to be on anti-dui patrol Sunday night and again on Tuesday night in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day revelers, said Lt. Karl Woolridge, the task force’s president.

Of the motorists arrested, 16 had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 or higher, the task force said. Under state law a motorist with a level of 0.15 or higher is presumed to be extremely impaired.

A person is presumed impaired with a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.08 percent.

Six motorists were arrested on suspicion of being under the legal drinking age of 21. Five people, not drivers, were arrested on suspicion of under-age drinking.

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