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Arizona DUI busts during holiday down

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Arizona DUI busts during holiday crackdown fall 25% past  3 years

Dec. 22, 2011 06:22 AM
Associated Press

PHOENIX — Officials with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety say drunken  driving arrests during holidays have fallen more than 25 percent in the past  three years.

Arrest figures show that 2,386 people were caught driving drunk in Arizona  between Nov. 24 and Wednesday.

During the same period in 2009, there were 3,186 arrests by officers assigned  to a statewide holiday DUI task force.

The total number of traffic stops conducted by the nearly 5,000 officers  assigned to the task force dropped by 26 percent.

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Craig Penrod

Craig W. Penrod was born and raised in Arizona and has practiced criminal defense for over 30 years. Mr. Penrod is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, State of Nevada Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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