Scottsdale PD: ‘Know Your Limit’ detail stops drunk drivers

An officer using a breathalyzer. (photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

An officer using a breathalyzer. (photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

The Scottsdale Police Department, in collaboration with six other valley agencies, conducted a DUI task force detail titled “Know Your Limit” Feb. 3-6 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, that measured the amount of alcohol patrons consumed at the event.

The Know Your Limit program is designed specifically to provide intoxicated patrons with an approximate breath alcohol reading, as well as the penalties and ramifications of making the decision to operate a motor vehicle impaired. Typically officers working this four day detail will contact between 6,000 and 8,000 people, according to a press release.

Numbers for the entire week are as follows:

Information provided by Scottsdale Police Department

Information provided by Scottsdale Police Department

Scottsdale police stated the 2016 Know Your Limit detail was the most successful event to date in educating the public regarding impaired driving. 

As always, the best choice someone can make, should they plan on consuming alcoholic beverages, is to find some other form of transportation that does not involve them operating a motor vehicle, the release stated.

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