The Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament is approaching and with it, all of the festivities that the tournament brings, including DUIs.
The Scottsdale, Arizona stop of the PGA Tour will include four days of golf, large crowds and lots of alcohol. Among the list of major featured sponsors includes Alliance Beverage Distributing Company of Arizona, the largest alcoholic beverage distributor in the state.
While the golfers are on the green, police will be on the prowl looking for potential traffic violations and DUI tickets as spectators exit the TPC course.
“You’re being watched by law enforcement before you even get to your car,” said Christopher P. Corso, who prosecuted all of the DUIs stemming from the golf tournament when he worked for the Maricopa County Prosecutor’s Office. “Police officers are watching golf fans as they leave the golf course for any signs of impairment. Once they spot a person getting behind the wheel, they follow through on their promise to be tough on DUIs.”
Corso said The WM Phoenix Open website provides spectators with a list of shuttle and cab companies in the Scottsdale area, to give everyone the option to drink and get home safely.
With more than 14,000 cases under their belt, the Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group know the stiff penalties for driving under the influence in Arizona.
In fact, Arizona is one of the strictest states in the country for DUI enforcement. For anyone found guilty of a first offense, there is a minimum jail time of 24 hours, substantial fines of up to $2,500 with an 84 percent surcharge and license suspension of 90-365 days, with the exception of drug-related DUIs, which can include up to two years of license suspension.
In 2013, the number of DUIs at the Phoenix Open ended lower than 2012’s 119 DUI arrests.
Please contact Corso Law Group today for a free consultation. The Arizona law firm’s criminal defense attorneys will meet to discuss each unique situation and help determine the best means of action. To schedule a free consultation, please call (480) 471-4616. Corso Law Group is located at 17470 N. Pacesetter Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255.