New Year's Eve patrols arrest 9 <BR>on DUI charges
PRESCOTT – Local authorities arrested nine people on driving under the influence (DUI) charges during New Year's Eve saturation patrols throughout the tri-city area.
Prescott Police Officer Jim Hayter said 19 officers from six local law enforcement agencies participated in the effort.
The average blood alcohol level was about 0.11 percent. Officers arrested three people on extreme DUI charges with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or higher, Hayter said.
Law enforcement authorities also arrest-ed nine people on drug-related charges and issued 130 miscellaneous citations, he said.
The holiday concluded without any DUI-related crashes, he added.