The Mesa Police Department will be participating in the East Valley Memorial Day DUI Task Force.
“This DUI Task Force is in cooperation with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. A combination of DUI saturation patrols and a sobriety checkpoint will be utilized throughout the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. DUI Task force operations will be conducted in both day and nighttime hours. The command post will be spread out over various locations,” Mesa Police Detective Esteban Flores, public information officer, said in a press release.
The goal of the task force is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by drug and alcohol-impaired drivers, he said.
“We will employ a zero-tolerance approach to any driver found to be impaired by alcohol or drugs, as well as any driver or occupant under 21 years old with alcohol in their system. Every impaired driver removed from the roadway is a potential crime of violence prevented,” Detective Flores said in the release.
Funding for the East Valley DUI Task Force is provided through grant funding by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety under the leadership of Director Alberto Gutier, Detective Flores said in the release.
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