November 26, 2014

Police ramp up DUI enforcement during holiday season

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is working to make sure people stay safe this holiday season.

Governor-elect Doug Ducey and law enforcement leaders from around the state kicked off this year's "Holiday DUI enforcement" and "Sober designated driver" campaigns.

Extra officers and deputies will be out most nights through the end of the year cracking down on impaired driving.

Police will also be ensuring motorists are driving safe by using seatbelts

In 2013, officers made 14,284 DUI arrests; of those 1,693 were for aggravated DUI, an additional 3,726 arrests were made for extreme DUI.


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The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired.
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