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City of Surprise Police Department

For Immediate Release

Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4008
CONTACT: Sergeant Mark Ortega
Public Information Officer
Office: 623.222.4270
Pager: 602.208.1724

Police Get Results From Holiday DUI Saturation

SURPRISE, AZ (November 26, 2007) The Surprise Police Department hosted a Holiday DUI Saturation on Friday, November 23, 2007 that ran from 7:00 pm until 3:00 am. There were 25 officers attached to this operation from seven different agencies (including Surprise). The numbers for the evening were:

Traffic Stops 121
DUI Arrests 4
Extreme DUI Arrests 1
Aggravated DUI Arrests 1
Other Citations Issued 22

The average blood alcohol level of those arrested was .170%. One driver was arrest with a blood alcohol level of .216%. The legal limit in Arizona is .08%.

“We hope drivers will use good judgment during the holidays. Driving impaired can cost you, your families’ and others lives” said Sergeant Mike Ferrara of the Surprise Police Department.