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Nearly 4,400 in AZ arrested on suspicion of DUI

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PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

Authorities said nearly 4,400 people have been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of driving under the influence between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

The arrests were made by officers participating in regional DUI task forces across the state.

The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports that officers arrested 4,371 people between Nov. 24 and Jan. 1 for suspicion of DUI-related offenses.

The agency says the average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was 0.15 percent. The state's legal limit is 0.08 percent.

There were 450 people arrested for aggravated DUI, and 1,098 were booked for extreme DUI, meaning their blood-alcohol limit was at least twice as high as the legal limit.

Officials said about 2,200 officers participated in the DUI task forces across Arizona.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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