165 Drivers Stopped, One Arrested At Dui Checkpoint


From 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., May 28, 10 officers from the Department of Public Safety, two DPS sergeants, one DPS lieutenant, along with two deputies from the Gila County DUI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint on State Route 188 milepost 251 by Roosevelt Lake.

Officers stopped a total of 165 vehicles at the checkpoint and arrested one driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Five subjects were released after successfully completing field sobriety tests.

The task force is made up of officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Gila County Sheriff's Department, Globe, Miami and Payson police departments, Arizona Game and Fish, Gila County Probation, a representative from the Gila County Attorney's Office, and a Payson Police volunteer.

Much of the equipment for the event was provided by the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Similar checkpoints, along with saturation patrols, are planned for future months in various Gila County locations.

For further information, please contact Sgt. Rich Alvarez at (928) 425-8515.

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