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Statewide DUI holiday enforcement expected to kick off this week

Posted at 6:45 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 10:18:19-05

The annual statewide DUI enforcement campaign is scheduled to kick off this week. 

The campaign aims to educate drivers about the dangers of driving under influence before they do it themselves. 

Law enforcement agencies from across the state, firefighters, prosecutors, ride share service providers, and even AAA are all a part of the campaign as well. 

Law enforcement officials along with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety will be holding their annual news conference to kick off the campaign in Phoenix on Tuesday, November 27.

On Thursday, November 29 they will be holding a similar news conference at Pima Community College as they kick off the campaign in southern Arizona. 

"This holiday season, law enforcement officers will be out in full force looking for drunk and impaired drivers," said Alberto Gutier, the Director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. 

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, in 2017 there were several