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With all the whining going on about Sheriff Joe and racial profiling because he is picking up illegal Mexican aliens I think this should make the news when they start profiling white guys in pickup trucks.
Pinal to watch for Country Thunder DUIs
Sherry Anne Rubiano - Mar. 28, 2009 02:57 PM
The Arizona Republic
The Pinal Country Sheriff's Office will beef up drunken-driving enforcement next weekend during Country Thunder USA.
The Sheriff's Office will conduct a DUI Task Force April 3 and 4 from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. The main patrol focus will be the Florence area.
Huge crowds are expected for the country music festival, which runs April 1 to 4 in Florence. Headliners for this year's festival are Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw.
The Sheriff's Office is working with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and other agencies to keep drunken drivers off the roads.
Other agencies participating in the Pinal County DUI Task Force include the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Casa Grande, Gila River, Apache Junction, Coolidge, Florence, Eloy, Ak-Chin and Maricopa police departments.
"Drunk drivers kill or injure thousands of people every year destroying families and their own lives," Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a statement. "The efforts of the officers who volunteer for these task force deployments make the roads of Pinal County safer."
The command post for the task force will be located at the Sheriff's Office headquarters, 971 Jason Lopez Circle in Florence. Lt. Tamatha Villar said they also will be cracking down on underage drinking at Country Thunder.
In addition to the DUI task force, plainclothes officers inside the venue will be looking for underage drinkers, Villar said.