SIERRA VISTA, AZ — There were more than 60 traffic stops conducted by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office as part of a weekend DUI operation. The weekend DUI operation, which increased the number of police officers deployed on the roads, also resulted in more than a dozen citations.
According to reports, from a total of f 66 traffic stops, 15 citations were issued for driving under the influence, and 37 warnings for other violations were issued. The eight officers conducting the detail also issued four citations for speeding, three citations for underage consumption of alcohol, and issued seven repair orders.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s office also exerted efforts to increase patrols nationwide last weekend. As a result, the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force was able to capture several motorist contacts over the course of the weekend.
The state of Arizona considers a DUI charge to be a very serious offense. A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol could lead to penalties that have a dampening effect on one’s personal, social, family, and professional life. These penalties, which range from expensive fines and legal fees to serving months and years of jail time to hours of community service and mandatory installment of an ignition interlock device, increase manifold if a person’s sobriety test reveals a blood alcohol concentration level to exceed 0.15 or if the passenger happens to be a minor under the age of fifteen years old. Hence, it is imperative to hire an experienced and qualified attorney to pursue one’s DUI case to avoid the hassles, monetary and time loss, along with the inevitable public humiliation associated with a DUI charge.