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Thu, May 23

Thanks, officers, for nailing DUI offenders

At least 30 people spent a very unpleasant Labor Day weekend, but at least they're alive to complain, as are people they could have met on the highway.

On Friday and Sunday, Prescott police arrested 12 people on drunk driving (DUI) charges. Their average blood alcohol level on Friday night was 0.13; on Sunday, 0.15.

On Saturday, tri-city officers conducted a multi-agency DUI task force and netted another 18 DUI arrests with an average blood alcohol reading of 0.15. A reading of 0.08 or greater constitutes driving under the influence. A reading of 0.15 or greater constitutes extreme DUI.

We generally expect law officers to be concentrating on catching impaired drivers on holidays, and that's great. What's even better is the fact that grant money enables officers to run these DUI projects on regular days of the week periodically.

Each impaired driver these task forces get off the road saves one or more lives as far as we're concerned.

Thanks, officers, and keep it up.

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