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Law enforcement to patrol July 3-5 for DUI, seat-belt enforcement in greater Prescott area

This Independence Day weekend, the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) and other law enforcement agencies in the Quad Cities say that they will be out in force looking for intoxicated drivers and those not wearing their seat belts.

PVPD officials stated in a news release that they will continue to support the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety DUI Traffic Enforcement Program from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5. Focused enforcement hours will be from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. each night.

“The objective of the enforcement program is to reduce the number of vehicle collisions and the resulting injuries and fatalities through increased highly visible enforcement,” they added. “Police will focus on occupant restraint, impaired driving, speeding enforcement, and pedestrian safety. Increased patrol efforts will be focused along [Highway] 69, as this is one of the busiest corridors in the quad-city area.”

Prescott Valley police urge anyone who drinks alcoholic beverages to have a designated driver.

Also, “we remind motorists and passengers [that] it only takes a second or two to fasten a seat belt. A fastened seatbelt has been proven to save your life. Be responsible and enjoy the celebrations.”

To report a suspected DUI driver or reckless or unsafe driving, call 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent Witness may be reached at 1-800-932-3232.

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