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The Marana Police Department has received three grants they believe will help them make the streets safer. All three grants are from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS) with the intent of lessening traffic accidents.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department
When drivers stop at a temporary Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road about 6 miles west of Interstate 19, an agent asks questions such as, “Are you a U.S. citizen?”
On November, 29, 2014, officers from the Marana Police Department conducted a warrant sweep searching for subjects who had active DUI warrants issued by the Marana Municipal Court. Six people were arrested on a total of 9 warrants. One of the warrant arrests involved a person who was currently on probation for DUI. That person's probation has now been revoked. The warrants served totaled $10,107. Each person arrested was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.
During the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend, the Marana Police Department deployed officers as part of the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force. The goal of this deployment is to reduce the injuries and deaths associated with impaired drivers by reducing collisions where impairment is a factor. By conducting these deployments, we will be able to increase the awareness of motorists about the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be impaired from driving, as well as detect and investigate DUI offenses to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.
Oro Valley Police Dept.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has granted the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) $30,000 in overtime funding to support driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement.
Oro Valley Police Dept.
An Oro Valley Police Department officer checks a driver for signs of imparement on Oracle Road during a sobriety checkpoint in 2011.
Officers from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the Oro Valley Police Department and their respective volunteers file vehicles through the northbound lanes of Oracle Road during a sobriety checkpoint in 2011.
Marana Police Officer John Pathammavong had not been on duty very long when he saw the effects of drunk driving first hand. One night on patrol he was hit by a drunk driver in the area of Sandario and Avra Valley.
It was announced last week that Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp has been selected to receive the prestigious 2014 J. Stannard Baker Award.
On October 18, 2014, Officers from the Marana Police Department conducted a warrant sweep searching for subjects who had active DUI warrants issued by the Marana Court. Five people were arrested on a total of 7 warrants. The warrants that were served totaled $11,111.00. Each person arrested was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.
he Marana Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols in conjunction with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force throughout the Halloween Weekend.
There are a number of prevailing myths about traffic enforcement and fines in Oro Valley. Hopefully, the following will clear up some of the misconceptions prevalent in some parts of the community.
Oro Valley Police dept.
Oro Valley authorities have confirmed that Sahuarita Town Attorney Daniel Jay Hochuli has been charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content exceeding the legal limit.
Pima County Sheriff’s Dept.
The Marana Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols in conjunction with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force throughout the Labor Day Weekend. Labor Day Weekend is traditionally one of the most dangerous weekends on our roadways. Our goal is to make this a safe weekend for everyone, and prevent serious injuries and fatal collisions. Officers will be proactive in our efforts to prevent these traffic collisions from occurring, and stress the importance of having a designated sober driver and drinking responsibly.
Making smart decisions about driving – or, more importantly, not driving – under the influence is critical to your personal safety and that of others who share the road.