Law & Order Team Vigilant for the Holidays – Keeping families safe in Pinal County from DUI related incidents
(Florence, AZ) — Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles and Steve Henry announced a new coordinated DUI enforcement effort during the holiday season.
Steve Henry stated, “Every year PCSO makes a push during the holiday season to keep impaired and drunk drivers off the road. Nothing is worse than one of our officers being called to a scene where a drunk driver has severely injured or killed another fellow citizen. Since 2012 we have arrested just over 840 of these impaired individuals during these coordinated efforts.”
Pinal County is spread out and travel time is much higher compared to more metropolitan areas like Phoenix. More distance means more chance of an impaired driver causing harm or property damage.
County Attorney Lando Voyles stated, “Just this year alone the Pinal County Attorney’s office has a 98% conviction rate on 401 charged DUI cases. This is made possible to continued cooperation between PCSO and the County Attorney’s office.”
Steve Henry & Lando Voyles stated, “We have been on the front lines of enforcement and our number one goal is to keep our fellow citizens and families of Pinal County safe. That is why it is critical we elect qualified leaders to continue keeping Pinal County a safe place to live, work and raise a family.”
They also added, “Please be extra cautious this holiday season, do not drive impaired and if you do plan on drinking please designate a driver.”