As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, they will be conducting a DUI enforcement detail through January 5th 2014 in an effort to detect, stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. Not only will Sheriff’s deputies be increasing patrols throughout Yuma County, but they will also be targeting areas with a high rate of recurrence for DUI related collisions and/or arrests.
The Sheriff’s Office aggressively enforces the state’s 0.08% blood alcohol concentration law, immediate driver license suspension, 0.04% BAC law for commercial vehicle drivers and the 0.01% BAC limit for drivers under 21 years old. Funding for the Sheriff’s Office traffic safety campaign is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds enable the Sheriff’s Office to increase the number of deputies on patrol throughout Yuma County during high traffic holiday weekends and thereby significantly reducing the number of DUI-related incidents. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage all citizens to be safe this holiday season. If you plan to drink, please use a designated sober driver.