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New Year's DUIs fall

New Year's DUIs fall

Tucson, Arizona | Published: 01.03.2006

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force reported a successful weekend, with more stops and fewer arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances.

While looking for drivers affected in "the slightest degree," officials reported 29 arrests and 210 vehicles stopped during the weekend.

There were no DUI-related fatal collisions during the New Year's holiday weekend, said Sgt. Ed Slechta of the Department of Public Safety.

Slechta, president of the task force, said he was pleased that holiday revelers seemed to heed the call to catch a ride with a friend who hadn't been drinking.

"There were a lot more designated drivers this year than last year," Slechta said.

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