Hundreds arrested as part of Safe and Sober Campaign

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempe police have teamed up with other agencies to crack down on loud parties and underage drinking.

After three weeks, the numbers are in for the Safe and Sober Campaign.

Tempe police say officers have arrested nearly 1,400 people during nine nights.

Of those arrested, more than 300 were for DUIs, and more than 380 were busted for underage drinking.

Tempe police are trying to prevent alcohol-related crimes, as well as prevent violence around ASU.

“We’re dealing with high blood alcohol levels, high concentrations of alcohol in their systems when they’re going out driving. Twenty-two aggravated DUIs and 67 DUI drugs, it’s unconscionable,” said Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff.

Officers say most of the crimes took place within two miles of ASU.