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The Fourth of July holiday in Arizona and around the country is an opportunity to commemorate our nation’s independence, to watch fireworks, to enjoy a barbeque and to spend time with family and friends. It is also an occasion for heightened police activity on the roads, looking to catch those who have perhaps been too enthusiastic in their celebratory spirit.
An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his involvement in two car accidents. Although he has not been formally charged with DUI yet, an investigation into his actions is underway and police are searching for reasons why this man allegedly caused multiple accidents in one day in the Phoenix area.
A recent case involving the drowning death of an Arizona State University student provides a tragic example of what we would otherwise think of as an ordinary DWI arrest.
To begin with, the underlying vehicle stop was not one of driving while under the influence, but rather boating while intoxicated.
It is a well-known fact that drunk driving accidents can have a significant impact on the lives of both the victims and those who have been charged with a crime. Injured victims can face long, painful recoveries and families of deceased victims face the painful process of grieving their loss.
An Arizona marshal’s office will strengthen its DUI enforcement efforts this Memorial Day weekend in an attempt to catch intoxicated drivers and possibly prevent injuries or fatalities due to automobile accidents.
DUI is a crime taken very seriously by law enforcement agencies in Arizona and these planned efforts prove that on this Memorial Day weekend, it is best to stay sober behind the wheel and obey all traffic laws.