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Preliminary Numbers Show Arizona DUI Incidents Down In 2017
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GHOS) reports the number of drunk driving incidents in Arizona fell in 2017.
The numbers are preliminary, but promising.
“There was a total of 25,901 DUI arrests,” said Alberto Gutier, GOHS director. “It’s a big improvement from 2013 and 2014, where we had 32,000 and 31,000 DUI arrests.”
Gutier credited the decline to the department’s DUI campaign telling motorists to call for a ride or face increased fines.
While he also credited a concentrated law enforcement effort on Arizona highways, he did not mention that ride sharing services began in Arizona two months before DUI numbers began trending downward.