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Catch 22 — Day 14: Woman sought after arrest for aggravated DUI

Sarah Maria Distefano.

Sarah Maria Distefano.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Sarah Maria Distefano.

On April 12, 2019, she was operating a vehicle in the area of Highway 89A and Zalesky Road in Cottonwood when she was stopped by a deputy for failing to drive in her lane. Upon evaluation, the deputy placed her under arrest for suspicion of aggravated DUI, and her license was suspended at the time of her driving.

Distefano subsequently provided two breath samples of 0.285 and 0.288, well over three times the legal limit.

Distefano is described as a white woman, approximately 40 years old, 5-foot-6, weighing 115 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes and a tattoo on her ankle.

She has a nationwide extraditable warrant with a bond of $50,000.

Anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of No. 14 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 program could be eligible for a $500 reward. To provide information call 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at 

Yavapai Silent Witness is highlighting one fugitive each day for 22 days, July 1-22, in an attempt to locate these individuals and law enforcement can take them into custody. Each day, a new fugitive will be highlighted and a $500 cash reward will be offered for information that leads to the arrest of the fugitive. All tips are anonymous, and you never have to give your name.

Information provided by Yavapai Silent Witness.

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