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Arizona saw fewer DUI arrests this past Cinco de Mayo

Certain holidays in Arizona are often celebrated with drinking. Whether it's a cold bottle of beer, a refreshing wine spritzer or your favorite cocktail, having a drink or two is not uncommon on certain holiday weekends. One of these holidays is Cinco de Mayo. However, what Arizonans should understand is that on holidays like Cinco de Mayo, police will keep a close lookout for those they believe are driving drunk.

Arizonans may be interested to hear that this past Cinco de Mayo weekend saw 35 percent fewer arrests for driving under the influence than during the 2017 holiday weekend. On May 3rd, 4th and 5th, a combined 325 motorists were arrested for DUI. However, in 2017, over 500 motorists were arrested for DUI over the Cinco de Mayo weekend. Also, the number of traffic stops on the Cinco de Mayo weekend dropped from 10,460 in 2017 to 8,671 in 2018 -- a 17 percent decrease.

These numbers may be encouraging. However, it doesn't take away from the fact that those facing DUI charges are facing an uphill battle. Even if the charges against them are ultimately dropped, they may find that their reputation has still been damaged, simply from being labeled a drunk driver. Fortunately, those accused of DUI may have certain defenses at their disposal. They could call into the question the legality of the traffic stop, and any searches or seizures performed. Also, certain field sobriety tests or breath tests could have been improperly administered.

What defenses a person accused of DUI uses is up to them and their attorney. When a person is charged with DUI, it can be a difficult time. However, one should not lose hope. It is possible to fight such charges in a way that leads to them being reduced or dropped entirely.

Source: ktar.com, "DUI arrests down 35 percent from last year over Cinco de Mayo weekend," May 7, 2018

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