May 4, 2014 3:59 PM by Kimberly Kolliner, Intern
TUCSON - Data released by the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety reveal that DUI enforcement is up and the number of driving offenses are down this Cinco de Mayo weekend, compared with the same time period last year.
In 2013, Arizona had a total of 5,034 traffic stop compared to the 6,567 traffic stop that were put in place this past weekend.
Along with more stops, the number of officers on call also increased from 921 to 987.
These heightened security measures had significant effects on illegal roadside activity statewide.
The number of DUI arrests dropped by nearly a hundred, from 378 to 292.
Liquor law citations for individuals under the age of 21 also dropped a few dozen from 46 in 2013 to 19 this weekend.
Nearly the same, however, were the number of drug arrests-47 in 2013 and 46 this weekend.