Posted: 9:16 p.m
Good news for Arizona drivers! The total number of DUI's in the state dropped for the first time in the past decade.
This is according to new data from the Governors Office of Highway Safety, which coordinates a statewide task force targeting drunk drivers. Officers participating made more than 29,000 DUI arrests last year, a decrease of more than 3,000 from 2012's total.
Nearly 4,000 of those arrests took place during the 2013 holiday season, which began November 25th and ran through the end of the year.
While the numbers are slightly skewed due to the fact there were less officers patrolling the street last year as compared to the year before. Nonetheless, the Director of Highway Safety in Arizona believes more people are getting the message about the dangers of drunk driving.