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Jul 25, 2012 11:18 AM

DUI results and booster seat law changes

DUI Detail Results

During the weekend the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, in support of the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force, increased patrols countywide in an effort to identify impaired drivers. The following are the statistics generated during this time period.


Traffic Stops - 66
Citations - 15
Warnings - 37
Repair Orders - 7
Designated Drivers 3
FST's - 3
Drug Arrests - 2
Underage Consumption 3
Other Alcohol Violations 1
Seat Belt 2
Child Restraint 2
Speed Citations 4
Other Arrests:
Felony Warrant 1
False ID 1
Open Container 1
Suspended license 4

Officers Involved: 8


Enforcement details such as these will continue throughout the year with funding received from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Sheriff Dever strongly encourages everyone to be responsible and don't drink and drive.

Free booster seats available to Pima County families

The Pima County Health Department will give away free booster seats at all Health Department immunization clinics starting July 2, 2012.

The booster seats are being given out in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services to help families before the implementation of a new statewide law that goes into effect August 2, 2012. The new law requires that all children between the ages of 5 and 8 years, and less than 4 feet 10 inches tall are required to sit in a booster seat while riding in a car.
Booster seats are designed to raise a child so the seat belt fits properly and reduces a child's risk of injury in a crash.

The booster seats will be distributed at the following locations during immunization clinic hours or by appointment:

• East Office: 6920 E. Broadway Boulevard (520) 298-3888
• North Office: 3550 N. 1st Avenue (520) 243-2850
• South Office: 175 W. Irvington Road (520) 889-9543
• Green Valley Office: 601 N. La Cañada Drive (520) 648-1626
• Ajo Office: 120 Estrella, Ajo, AZ 85321 1(520) 387-7206
• Catalina Office: 3535 E. Hawser (520) 825-9299

Hours for each of the clinics are attached, or can also be found at www.pimahealth.org.

Families can receive one seat per eligible child 5-8 years old and less than 4 feet 10 inches tall, while supplies last.

For more information about the booster seats, call (520) 243-7736.

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