Former beauty queen Tori Vance was arrested over the weekend after a report said she was driving under the influence of alcohol in California. Miss Arizona Teen USA 2010 Tori Vance reportedly came onto law enforcement’s radar after she made an illegal U-turn in Los Angeles on May 5. TMZ said that the 18-year-old showed signs that she had been drinking, and failed a roadside field sobriety test. The website reported that Vance, of Ahwatukee, Arizona, was arrested for misdemeanour DUI after she recorded a blood alcohol content of just over the legal limit of .08. Vance has not publicly commented on the arrest, and the LAPD had no additional information.
Vance won the Miss Arizona Teen title at the age of 16, and said she will be competing for Miss California 2013, according to a ‘Tori Vance for Miss CA 2013′ Facebook page. Her arrest is the latest in a spate of ill-advised behaviour by troubled beauty queens. Earlier this month, former Miss USA Rima Fakih was sentenced to probation and community service following her arrest in December on drunken driving charges. Fakih, who was crowned in 2010, pleaded no contest after two police tests placed her blood alcohol content at more than twice the legal limit.
The Mesa Police Department will be participating in the East Valley Memorial Day DUI Task Force. This DUI Task Force is in cooperation with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. A combination of DUI Saturation Patrols and a Sobriety Checkpoint will be utilized throughout the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. DUI Task force operations will be conducted in both day and nighttime hours. The command post will be spread out over various locations.
The goal of the task force is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by drug and alcohol impaired drivers. We will employ a zero-tolerance approach to any driver found to be impaired by alcohol or drugs, as well as, any driver or occupant under 21 years old with alcohol in their system. Every impaired driver removed from the roadway is a potential crime of violence prevented. Funding for the East Valley DUI Task Force is provided through grant funding by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety under the leadership of Director Alberto Gutier. “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed.”
(Source: American Towns/Mesa)
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PHOENIX – Arizona is just days away from cutting drunk drivers a big break with a new DUI law. Currently, Arizona DUI offenders must pass a breathalyzer/ignition interlock device to start their vehicles for a full year. This new DUI law can cut the year long penalty down to six months. The penalty decrease does not come easy, however. To qualify, it must be the first offense for DUI offenders, and they must have a record of good behavior. Offenders must also pass all of their breathalyzer/ignition tests. Arizona has one of the toughest DUI laws in the country and is one of the few states that require offenders to use the ignition devices for a full 12 months. Sources tell ABC15, Arizona Legislators thought our state’s current DUI law was a bit too harsh, so they passed the new law to ease up on Arizona drivers. The law, SB 1200 goes into effect on Jan. 1. It will not affect current DUI offenders, just those who are caught on and after the New Year holiday. The law does not apply to extreme DUI offenders or those who get into accidents or other trouble as a result of their drunk driving. DUI law experts say many offenders will still have to go through the full year, but despite that, certain groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving are not happy about the more gentle law.