A 20-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence rear-ended a police vehicle in Phoenix early Monday morning, according to police. The officer was stopped in the left-turn lane of Camelback Road near 11th Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Monday, when a driver struck the car from behind.
Mohave County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Monday morning on suspicion of super extreme DUI after officials said he had a blood-alcohol content of .328 percent.
Around 4 a.m. Monday, officials stopped Scott Jarc, 52, of Topock, after they observed him speeding on County Route 1 near Milepost 1, said Trish Carter, a Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
When deputies approached Jarc's car, they say they smelled alcohol. Police say Jarc admitted drinking alcohol earlier.
Jarc was arrested and taken to the Mohave County District II Substation where an analysis revealed his blood-alcohol concentration was .328 percent, officials said.
The man was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol concentration over .08 percent, extreme DUI with a blood-alcohol concentration over .15 percent, and super extreme DUI with a blood-alcohol concentration over .20 percent.
He was booked into a county jail, Carter said.
(Source: AZ Central)
Justin Blackmon has not even played a game in the NFL yet, but he's already making headlines for all the wrong reasons -- he was arrested this morning for aggravated DUI ... TMZ has learned.
Blackmon, who played his college ball at Oklahoma State, was arrested in nearby Stillwater by the Payne County Sheriff. According to Oklahoma law, aggravated DUI applies to drivers with a .15 or higher blood alcohol level.
This would not be Blackmon's first DUI arrest. He was arrested in Texas in 2010 and suspended one game by his coach.
Blackmon was the number 5 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, which took place on April 26.
Last week was one of the largest drinking holidays around the nation, which put officers out in full force to keep the roads clear of intoxicated drivers. Authorities said that nearly 550 drunken drivers were taken into custody on the Memorial day weekend Holiday.
Arizona's DUI Task Force sent out 1,800 officers that were consistently working DUI checkpoints and looking out for swerving drivers. 148 out of the 547 total arrests were said to be "extreme DUI", which means the driver had a blood-alcohol level of .15 percent or above. Even though these numbers are still steep, Arizona continues on a three-year downward trend of Memorial Day DUI arrests. The previous year, 614 people were cited for drunken driving and 183 were caught under extreme DUI during that holiday weekend. The previous year of 2012, 216 drivers were arrested for extreme DUI and 849 drivers for regular DUI. The DUI task force plans on continuing the streak for each year, and to limit the number of intoxicated drivers on Arizona roads as much as possible.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence and attempting to elude police, TMZ has learned.
Fairley was popped in Mobile, AL just after 1:00 AM. In addition to the DUI and eluding charges, Fairley was ticketed for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and having an open container. Fairley is from the area, having gone to Williamson High School and he attended Auburn University.
It's Fairley second bust in just over a month, he was arrested on April 3 for marijuana possession.