Jan 2, 2013 11:24 AM by Jackee Coe

More than 4,000 Arizona drivers arrested by holiday DUI task force

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say nearly 4,400 people have been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of driving under the influence between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

The Arizona Republic reports ( ) the arrests were made by officers participating in regional DUI task forces across the state.

The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports that officers arrested 4,371 people between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1 for suspicion of DUI-related offenses.

The agency says the average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was 0.15 percent. The state's legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Officials say roughly 2,200 officers participated in the DUI task forces across Arizona.



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