DPS detail conducts 340 traffic stops Memorial weekend

DPS Press Release

Arizona Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol officers took part in a Collision Reduction Detail during the highly traveled days of the Memorial Day weekend, Friday and Monday. Highway Patrol Officers patrolled Interstate 10 from milepost 0 to milepost 71 with one Highway Patrol Officer every 18 miles. On Saturday and Sunday, Highway Patrol Officers participated in the Western Arizona DUI Task Force in the Parker Area.

The holiday weekend marked the beginning weekend of summer vacations. We expected plenty of holiday traffic on the highways. Patrol efforts were directed to high-traffic corridors statewide in an effort to deter, detect and apprehend impaired drivers and other alcohol-related violations. Violations of DUI and alcohol-related laws as well as speed, safety belt and child restraint laws were strictly enforced.

During the two details, officers conducted 340 traffic stops resulting in 117 speed citations, 36 hazardous citations, 7 seatbelt citations, 10 child restraint citations, 145 warnings, 39 repair orders, 7 DUI arrests, including 1 aggravated DUI, 6 designated drivers and 1 other arrest. The top speed for the detail was 104 miles per hour on I-10 and 95 miles per hour on SR 95 north of Parker.

No collisions occurred during the details.

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