Arizona Police are Cracking Down on DUI over the Labor Day Weekend

by Aaron Black • September 01, 2017
Mesa police are out to arrest drunk drivers this Labor Day weekend. Starting Friday and going through Monday, the police will be conducting Labor Day Task Force DUI patrols. The police will saturate the roadways  from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Additional patrols will also take place on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The police will be looking for you all over the greater Phoenix area. However,  focus will be on areas around the Salt River and Saguaro Lake, expecting many people to celebrate the holiday weekend on the water.   Do not drink and drive. Do not drink and tube. Do not drink and boat.

In addition to the saturation patrols in Mesa and around the water, all other greater Phoenix area police departments will have their eyes on drivers this holiday weekend.

When searching for drunk drivers here are the top 20 signs the police are looking for

  • Making wide radius turns
  • Straddling the center of the lane marker
  • "Appearing to be drunk"
  • Almost striking an object
  • Weaving
  • Driving on other than designated highway
  • Swerving
  • Speed limit is more than 10mph below the speed limit
  • Stopping for no reason in traffic
  • Following other cars 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
  • Driving without headlights

Tips to follow if you get pulled over for suspicion of a DUI

If you are stopped by the police under suspicion of drinking and driving, follow the tips below. You will probably be arrested by the officer under the suspicion of drinking while driving if he can smell the odor of alcohol if he notices bloodshot and watery eyes or your voice was slurred, or he saw you swerve. I do not recommend helping him more by performing the tests.

Remember, no matter how smart or smooth you think you are, you will “never” talk yourself out of a DUI.

  • Answer the police officer when he asks for your personal information and license
  • If the officer asks any questions about you drinking be polite and ask for a lawyer and don’t answer further questions
  • Comply when the officer asks you to get out of the car
  • If the officer asks if he can look at your eyes or follow his pen, respectfully refuse the test and ask for your lawyer
  • If the officer asks you to balance on one leg, again I encourage you to ask for your lawyer and respectfully refuse the test
  • If the officer asks you to walk a straight line respectfully refuse the test and request your lawyer
  • Last but not least the officer will ask you to blow into his portable breath machine (PBT). Politely refuse the test and ask for your lawyer

The best defense to a DUI is to not drink and drive. But, if you are arrested for a DUI in Phoenix over Labor Day weekend give Aaron Black a call or text at 480-729-1683 to start your defense. The office will be open all weekend!


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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