Officers set up DUI patrols for weekend

2013-07-05T00:00:00Z 2013-07-05T00:12:00Z Officers set up DUI patrols for weekendStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

Wherever you go in Arizona this Fourth of July weekend, law-enforcement officers will be out in force looking for drunken drivers.

In Pima County, sheriff's deputies and Tucson police will be conducting DUI checkpoints and extra patrols through the weekend.

Enforcement actions are also planned in Sierra Vista, Tempe, Flagstaff and numerous other cities.

Authorities were urging impaired people to use designated drivers or call for a ride.

Federal statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone in the U.S. every 53 minutes.

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