According to reports from law enforcement and local media, the East Valley DUI Task Force arrested more than 1,740 drivers between the Thanksgiving holiday and New Year's weekend. Officers from several valley agencies participated in the task force, conducting "saturation patrols" throughout the cities of Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Tempe. According to the Mesa Police Department, they were responsible for 545 of the 1,740 DUI arrests over the course of the 17 scheduled DUI Task Force Events between December 2, 2011 and January 1, 2012. Also, according to law enforcement, while they have seen fewer alcohol related DUI's than in years past, drug related DUI's seem to be on the rise. The Firm handles both alcohol and drug related DUI charges in the East Valley and throughout the State of Arizona. If you were arrested by the East Valley DUI Task Force, or by any law enforcement agency in the State of Arizona, contact the Firm at (480) 988-7993 to arrange a free consultation regarding your case.