Scottsdale police team to make DUI Task Force during Phoenix Open

TPC Scottsdale plays host to the Waste Management Phoenix Open each year. (Submitted Photo)

The Scottsdale Police Department, in collaboration with Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and with several other local departments will conduct a DUI Task Forces during the Waste Management Phoenix Open in north Scottsdale.

The department will also be conducting Know Your Limit details, from 2-6 p.m. during the event as above at the main exit for the open, 8100 E. Bell Road, according to a press release.

Other departments involved include the Arizona State University Police Department; Chandler Police Department; Arizona Department of Public Safety; Gilbert Police Department; Mesa Police Department; Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office; Phoenix Police Department; Salt River Police Department; and Tempe Police Department.

The Know Your Limit campaign provides people with an actual reading of their alcohol consumption.

In addition, the officer’s endeavor to provide education on the dangers of driving impaired, as well as the penalties should they be placed under arrest for driving impaired. In 2018, officers at the open contacted over 9,000 people, a release states.

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.

Police say 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.

Scottsdale police also encourage those in attendance to “please drive safely or find an alternate way home.”

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