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DATE:         March 30, 2006

TO:           Chief Jack G. Lane, Highway Patrol Division

FROM:         Commander Gary Cooper, Highway Patrol Division

SUBJECT:      GOHS WHITE MOUNTAIN DUI TASK FORCE QUARTERLY REPORT
              October 1 – December 31, 2006


Below is the quarterly report for the GOHS White Mountain DUI Task Force for the period of
October 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006.


METHOD OF PROCEDURE:

During this reporting period, enforcement details were worked during the holiday season
between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Details were worked in District 1, Kingman;
District 3, Holbrook, Show Low and Winslow; District 6, Casa Grande; Metro West and Metro
East. Officers conducted child restraint, aggressive driver, speed, and DUI enforcement
throughout the state.

On December 10, District 1 officers conducted a DUI detail in the Kingman and surrounding
area with the Kingman Police Department and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Officers
made 86 traffic stops and arrested 13 DUIs. They also issued 23 citations and arrested one
suspect for minor consuming. The average BAC was .172.

In the Phoenix Metro East officers worked “Collision Reduction” where emphases were placed
on DUI and speed enforcement for the Metro East Valley. The shifts targeted holidays with the
highest volume of incidents that met the objective. Squads of one supervisor and six officers
were deployed on Interstate 10, SR 202, SR 143, SR 347 and SR 101 within the East
metropolitan Phoenix area for the majority of the contract guidelines. The details were divided
between both peak and non-peak traffic times, with special attention to high collision areas.

Due to the high volume of traffic and the limited number of officers on duty at any given time,
officers performed some single shifts in order to supplement regularly scheduled squads. The
supplemental officers concentrated their efforts on speed, DUI enforcement and aggressive
drivers.

An “Enforcement Log” Summary is attached.
SPECIFIC PROBLEM AREAS ENCOUNTERED AND SOLUTIONS IDENTIFIED:

The high traffic volume in the Metropolitan Phoenix area continues to make it difficult to impact
the overall collision statistics, even with the enhanced enforcement. The total number of fatal
crashes in the target areas for the final quarter compared with 2004 was reduced by one fatal
crash. In 2004 there were 2 fatal crashes in the target areas.

There have been a growing number of collisions within the targeted areas. In 2004, there were
657 collisions in the targeted areas. In 2005, there were 726 collisions during the year. This is
an 11% increase. There is no statistical information that indicates why there is such a significant
jump. The inference would most likely include the growth in the greater metropolitan area,
along with more registered vehicles using the freeway system.

ADOT continues to study and improve freeway surfaces with the addition of more freeway
miles, additional lanes and the installation of barrier cable. It is possible that this could alleviate
traffic congestion and reduce crossover collisions.


PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Throughout the grant period, information was provided to radio and television stations through
the office of the PIO. The local newspaper printed an article about our enforcement efforts, and
a copy is attached.

On March 10, 2006, Officers John Wayne and Cary Grant gave a presentation at the local
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving conference. There they provided information on driver safety
and handed out flyers and programs from GOHS. The presentation was well received by the
participants, and local media published an article focusing on these officers’ presentation. A
copy of the article is attached.

On March 31, 2006, Officer Gary Cooper spoke at the local high school’s safety fair, and
answered questions about speed enforcement and driver’s safety.


MULTI-AGENCY TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES:

Officers throughout the state participated in task force activities. These task forces include the
White Mountain, Gila and Pinal County, West and East Valley, and Southern Arizona DUI Task
Forces.

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Attachments - Quarterly Summary Log
            - Newspaper articles

								
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