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2016-07-25

Arizona DUI Statistics

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There are reasons that DUI charges in Arizona are so severe. Police officers make it a priority in Arizona to hunt down drunk drivers. The following numbers might be a little added incentive to take a cab or an Uber after having a few drinks with friends. Keep reading below for a few interesting DUI statistics for the state of Arizona.

  • In 2013, there were 31,891 total DUI arrests. In 2014, there were 23,420. That’s over 50,000 in just over two years.
  • The average Blood Alcohol Concentration of DUI arrests in 2014 was .152.
  • In addition to DUIs resulting from alcohol consumption, there were 3,303 DUI drug arrests in 2014, and 4,519 in 2013.
  • Out of the DUI arrests in 2014, almost 7,000 were Extreme DUI and 3,644 were Aggravated DUI arrests.
  • In 2014, there were 1,464 “under 21” DUI arrests.
  • In 2014, there were 199 fatal accidents that involved at least one driver with a BAC at or above .08%.

 
We hope some of these statistics, along with the consequences of DUI we’ve listed in previous blogs, will encourage you to resist the urge to drink and drive. However, even if you are not guilty of DUI and are not impaired, police may attempt to wrongfully charge you if they believe you are impaired. If you are in a situation where you need a criminal law attorney due to suspected DUI in Arizona, contact Todd Coolidge immediately.

*The information in this blog is for general information purposes only. This blog post should not be taken to constitute a formal recommendation or professional advice. We exclude all representations, warranties, legal liability or responsibility relating to its content.

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