Pinal County Sheriff’s Office traffic unit arrests DUI suspects July 4

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit was out in full force July 4, with deputies looking for drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb

“We appreciate the aggressive effort of our traffic unit during the holiday weekend to keep Pinal County roadways safe,” PCSO Sheriff Mark Lamb said in a release.

“We hate to see the number of people who decided to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. People do not realize the impact of their decision until it is too late and too many people get hurt,” he said.

Deputies made a total of 202 contacts. Here is a breakdown of the numbers provided by PCSO:

  • Total aggravated DUI arrests: four
  • Total misdemeanor DUI arrests: 19
  • Sober designated drivers contacted: six
  • Extreme DUI arrests: one
  • Average blood alcohol content tested: 0.182
  • Minor consumption/ possession citations: one
  • Total DUI drug arrests: 14
  • Civil speed citations: three
  • Other citations (except speed): 10
  • Total other arrests: 30

The enforcement efforts would not be possible without the help and support of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, according to the release.


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