The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force announced that an enforcement crackdown on DUI would begin Friday and continue through the rest of the year. Pima County’s Sheriff announced that its department would have two checkpoints and 30-40 officers whose only job would be to catch drunk drivers. Officers will be on DUI patrol every night through the holidays.
The Sheriff said that during the holidays, people who wouldn’t normally drink and drive go to parties without considering how they’ll get home sober. He encourages people to plan ahead when they go to holiday parties and challenged hosts to take some responsibility to provide non-alcoholic beverages for their guests and when needed arrange for ways to get them home or find a place for them to spend the night.