Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427


9:30 AM, October 31, 2013

YCSO Receives Grants from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety


Location of Incident: Yuma County, AZ

In April 2013, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) awarded the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office with two separate grants totaling $142,000. These grants are being used to purchase equipment and fund overtime, which is directly being utilized to aid in the enforcement, processing, and conviction of impaired drivers. The equipment purchased includes a fully equipped police package motorcycle and a fully marked police interceptor sedan, of which the Sheriff’s Office has taken delivery. The motorcycle is now in service and the sedan will be in service in the near future. 

YCSO Motor
YCSO Motor
YCSO Motor
YCSO Motor

YCSO DUI Enforcement Car

As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, the overtime funds will be used to increase patrols throughout Yuma County in an effort to decrease alcohol-related injuries and fatalities by actively enforcing the state’s impaired driving laws. The Sheriff’s Office aggressively enforces the state’s 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) law, Administrative Per Se laws (immediate driver license suspension), 0.04 percent BAC law for commercial vehicle drivers and the 0.01 percent BAC limit for drivers under 21 years of age ('zero-tolerance').

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage all citizens to drive safe. If you plan to drink, please use a designated sober driver.


Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala, PIO