Scottsdale PD participates in month-long DUI task force

Dec. 1 at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety annual Holiday Task Force kickoff at the State Capital. (submitted photo)

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety annual Holiday Task Force kickoff at the State Capital on Dec. 1. (submitted photo)

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will be conducting the 30th annual GOHS East Valley DUI Task Force through Dec. 31, in collaboration with:

  • ASU Police Department
  • Chandler Police Department
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Gilbert Police Department
  • Mesa Police Department
  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Phoenix Police Department
  • Salt River Indian Reservation
  • Scottsdale Police Department
  • Tempe Police Department

The month long task force will have a Command Post in each of the above listed jurisdictions, moving to a new location each night, in an effort to saturate an area with approximately 100+ police officers specifically looking for drivers that are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, according to a press release.

The goal of the officers assigned to the task force is to contact those drivers that have made the disastrous decision to drive impaired, and remove them from the roadway before they hurt themselves or others.

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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