Only eight DUI arrests during holiday season

January 5, 2019

Despite enhanced DUI patrols throughout the weekend and on New Year’s Eve, Lake Havasu City Police officers observed few incidents thanks to public outreach and wise decision-making by residents.

According to Lake Havasu City Police Lt. Tom Gray, seven misdemeanor DUI arrests and one felony aggravated DUI arrest were made Dec. 28 through Jan. 2

“(LHCPD) did conduct DUI enforcement during this time frame,” Gray said. “It appears many people were responsible and made good decisions not to drive while intoxicated, or found a designated driver, which is one of the goals of making the public aware of our DUI enforcement.”

Gray also suggested another contributing factor to Havasu’s low rate of DUI arrests this year may have been the fact that New Year’s Day fell on a Tuesday.

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