COTTONWOOD -- Drive safely and sober this weekend. Cottonwood Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrols over the Labor Day Weekend by local and state police.
Beginning Friday (Sept. 2) and continuing through Sun, Cottonwood Police along with several law enforcement agencies in the Verde Valley, will conduct a DUI Checkpoint and several saturation patrols with funding made available through a grant-in-aid provided by the Arizona Governor's Office Of Highway Safety.
Operation Safe Passage will also be conducted this Friday, on Interstates 40, 10 and 8, from California to New Mexico. DPS Highway Patrol Officers will be stationed approximately every ten miles ensuring the interstates are free of traffic incidents while they conduct zero tolerance enforcement. They will target hazardous moving violations including speed, following too close, and unsafe lane usage, as well as impaired driving and occupant restraint violations. Most patrol vehicles will be marked but several unmarked enforcement vehicles will participate.
The special enforcement is to take drunk and drugged drivers off the roadways as well as to increase public awareness of the problems and dangers DUI alcohol and DUI drugs have on the commuting public and surrounding community.
All law enforcement agencies in Yavapai County remind everyone, that if you drive drunk or drugged you will be arrested. Everyone have a safe and responsible holiday weekend.
-- Jon Hutchinson