Mesa Police Prepare For Memorial Day DUI Task Force
May 22, 2011
The Mesa Police Department will be participating in the East
Valley Memorial Day DUI Task Force. This DUI Task Force is in
cooperation with the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway
Safety. A combination of DUI saturation patrols and a sobriety
checkpoint will be utilized throughout the Memorial Day holiday
weekend. DUI Task Force operations will be conducted during day-
and night-time hours.
The goal of the Task Force is to prevent deaths, injuries and
property damage caused by drug and alcohol impaired drivers. The
Mesa Police Department will employ a zero-tolerance approach to
any driver found to be impaired by alcohol or drugs, as well as
any driver or occupant under 21 years of age with alcohol in
their system. Every impaired driver removed from the roadway is
a potential crime of violence prevented. Funding for the East
Valley DUI Task Force is provided through grant funding from the
Governor's Office of Highway Safety, under the leadership of
director Alberto Gutier.
"Drive Hammered, Get Nailed."