Pima County Sheriff DUI vehicles
Courtesy Brian McGraw

This Saturday, Dec. 30,  the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Department of Public Safety, will conduct a multi-agency DUI sobriety checkpoint.

The Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to its mission of taking impaired drivers off the roadway and making it safer for the citizens of Pima County. The department will continue efforts throughout the holiday season to eliminate impaired driving in Pima County.

Remember “buzzed” driving is impaired driving.

If you are stopped you may:

  • Lose your license
  • Have your vehicle impounded
  • Pay excessive attorney’s fees
  • Be fined upon conviction
  • Be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle (at your cost)
  • Spend time in jail
  • End up with a criminal record

Make a plan BEFORE going out and consuming alcohol. Here are a few safety tips:

  • Preplan your ride home. Get a ride from a sober driver, or use a service like, Uber, Lyft, or a taxicab.
  • Have a friend drop you off where you will be drinking. This forces you to use another avenue home.
  • If you are hosting a party, remind guests to plan ahead and designate a sober driver or make plans to stay the night.

Operational funding and equipment were made available through grants awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Editor's Note: This news was originally released by the Pima County Sheriff's Department and edited for clarity and formatting by Tucson Local Media staff.

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