There has been no change in the number of DUI arrests for Arizona this year on the 4th of July but there has been a change in other citations that have been handed out. Because of the increase of police enforcement and “routine stops”, more police officers are looking for reasons to pull you over and will cite you for something even if you are sober.
Drunk driving arrests dropped over the Fourth of July weekend, according to state data, but other citations are on the rise.
Take a look at the charts below to see some overview DUI enforcement statistics from 2014 to 2016, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Traffic stops have been on the rise since 2014, with an increase of over 4,000 from 2015.
DUI arrests barely changed since last year, down two arrests to 484.
Looking at the top of the two charts, the ratio of traffic stops to DUI arrests has notably dropped since 2014 by two percent.
It should also be noted that seat belt citations and aggressive driving citations both spiked from previous years, with seat belt citations jumping over 200 to 494 in 2016 and aggressive driving citations jumping more than 20 to 33, respectively.