Holiday weekend DUI crackdown not deterred by monsoon storms – Tucson News Now
Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Worldwide box office: ‘Transformers 4′ still on top 2 hours ago . View photo During its two weeks in theaters so far, “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction” has grossed over The latest movie in the “Transformers” franchise took in over $132 million during its second weekend in theaters, remaining at the top of the global box office. The first days of summer vacation and the Fourth of July holiday were not enough to stop Michael Bay’s alien robots. During its two weeks in theaters so far, “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction” has grossed $575 million worldwide. In China, the action movie looks set to soon surpass James Cameron’s “Avatar” to become the top box office success of all time in the country; the Chinese take of $213 million is now ahead of the US’s $175m. Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon 2” claimed second place at the worldwide box office this weekend, taking in $42 million and bringing its total revenues to date to $293 million.Released on July 2, the comedy “Tammy” starring Melissa McCarthy secured third place in the global box office ranking, grossing $23.6 million over its first weekend in theaters across six territories.
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Holiday Weekend Brings Heavy Traffic
Of those arrests, three were individuals under age 21. 14 of the 37 arrests were deemed “extreme BAC,” or a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or above. The arrests were made despite the cancellation of a DUI checkpoint scheduled Saturday night at the base of Mount Lemmon on Catalina Highway freeway, according to Sgt. Dawn Barkman with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office. The checkpoint was canceled due to the lack of traffic coming down the mountain as a result of the storm, Barkman said. A total of 107 officers from Tucson Police, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Oro Valley Police, Sahuarita Police, Pascua Yaqui Police, South Tucson Police and Pima College Police participated. Statewide, the tally showed law enforcement made more DUI arrests this July 4 weekend compared to last year. The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reported 389 total DUI arrests statewide, compared to 361 DUI arrests at this time last year.
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“Traffic was extremely busy this weekend,” said Wisconsin State Patrol Sergeant Bryan Wyrcha. “And I’m expecting it to stay busy through tomorrow.” The Fourth of July weekend had thousands scrambling to the Northwoods. But now it’s time to head back to reality, and back home, leaving roadways crowded and in some places, traffic crawling. Traffic on Highway 51 was at a near stand still from Merrill to Wausau Sunday afternoon. For some drivers, its conditions they haven’t seen before. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen it in my entire life and I’ve been coming up here every year for a lot of years,” said Tim Erickson, a driver from Janesville. Others have noticed the heavier traffic too. David Plath, a college student from Minnesota, braced himself for his commute home.
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