4th of July holiday brings reduced speeds and DUI Task Forces

by Aaron Black • June 30, 2017
Police patrols over the fourth of JulyThe 4th of July holiday is here and if you are planning on traveling please be aware that there will be areas where the speed limit has been reduced and DUI Task Forces will be out in full swing looking for impaired drivers.

Reduced Speed Limit in Phoenix

Please take note that the speed limit on I17 in Phoenix will be reduced again. on June 30th and again on July 4th the speed limit will be reduced by 10 mph. in an effort to reduce vehicle accidents.

DUI Task Force in Chandler, AZ

The Chandler Police Department's Traffic Unit will have their DUI task force out over the 4th of July holilday. Beginning in June 30th thru July 4th, the task force will looking out for drunk drivers.

In addtion Chandler police will team up with other East Valley agencies on July 1st and again on the 3rd to conduct saturation patrols in select areas. Chandler police will also conduct a saturation patrol in Chandler on July 2nd and the 4th. A saturation patrol is when law enforcement deploys additional police officers to targeted roadways to detect and apprehend drivers who are impaired.

What do the Police look for to detect drunk drivers?

  • Turning with a wide radius
  • Straddling the center of the lane marker
  • "Appearing to be drunk"
  • Almost striking an object
  • Weaving
  • Driving on other than designated highway
  • Swerving
  • Speed more than 10mph below the speed limit
  • Stopping for no reason in traffic
  • Following too closely
  • Drifting
  • Tires on lane marker
  • Erratic Braking
  • Driving into oncoming traffic
  • Inconsistent signaling
  • Slow response to traffic signals
  • Stopping inappropriately
  • Turning abruptly or illegally
  • Accelerating of Decelerating rapidly
  • No headlights
As you know Arizona has some of the most severe penalties for DUI in the country and even a first time DUI can carry some harsh penalties such as jail time and fines.

Don't wait!

If you or someone you know was charged with a DUI over the 4th of July holiday, contact DUI attorney Aaron Black in Phoenix or call 480-729-1683 for a free case consultation.

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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