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PCSO CONDUCTS DUI ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS DURING THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
 
Posted: 5/31/2018 12:00 AM
 

MEDIA RELEASE
CONTACT: Navideh Forghani (520) 866-5208

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit was out in full force during the Memorial Day weekend. Deputies were looking for drivers who were Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol.

Deputies made a total of 450 contacts. On Saturday night, around 8 p.m., Laurenzo Perez, 39, who blew a .275 after crashing into a brick wall in a residential neighborhood in Casa Grande. Deputies charged Perez with multiple counts of DUI. He also had a valid warrant out of Casa Grande for DUI and was driving without a license.

“Mr. Perez, who was the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle, is fortunate he didn’t injure anyone else when he crashed. We hope this is a wakeup call for Mr. Perez and he gets the help that he needs.” Said Sheriff Mark Lamb.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers:
  • Total Misdemeanor DUI arrests: 9
  • Sober designated drivers contacted: 25
  • Super Extreme DUI: 1
  • Average BAC: 0.098
  • Total DUI drug arrests: 7
  • Reckless driving citations: 1
  • Civil speed citations: 1
  • Other citations (except speed): 3
  • Total other arrest: 9
“We appreciate the aggressive effort of our traffic unit during the holiday weekend to keep Pinal County roadways safe. I hope there comes a day when people decide to be responsible and call a friend or use a ride-sharing service instead of getting behind the wheel.” Said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “People do not realize the impact of their decision until it is too late and too many people get hurt.”

These enforcement efforts would not be possible without the help and support of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
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