Extra DUI patrols planned for DUI weekend

KINGMAN - Motorists can expect to see plenty of law enforcement on the roads throughout the long Labor Day weekend.

Rusty Cooper, deputy chief of the Kingman Police Department, said the Western Arizona DUI Task Force will be out in force looking for impaired drivers today through Monday.

Cooper said officers with the Kingman Police and the Highway Patrol, along with Mohave County Sheriff's deputies, are part of the task force, which received funding for extra DUI enforcement thanks to a highway safety grant from Gov. Doug Ducey's office.

Cooper encourages people to take advantage of designated drivers, noting that all impaired drivers will be arrested and their vehicles impounded for 30 days.

He said task force personnel would also be on the lookout for drivers impaired by prescribed medicines, which he said is not a defense to DUI.

"Impairment from either is dangerous and illegal," he said.