Governor Doug Ducey announced his budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and it is with great appreciation to review his recommendations for additional funding provided in support of public safety. The Governor’s budget provides funding to combat the opioid crisis, expand DPS Night Watch operations to respond to wrong way drivers, and increase patrol coverage in Southern Arizona.
Wrong-way drivers are a nationwide problem, and happen all too often in Arizona. During 2017, there were over 1,700 wrong-way drivers reported in Arizona. The Governor’s budget recommends $1.4 million to expand DPS Night Watch operations in the Phoenix area to 50 troopers. Additional troopers will increase coverage to more quickly respond to reports of wrong-way drivers, or other dangerous driving reports, within the Phoenix area.
However, the best resource to stop a wrong-way driver starts with you, the public. Most wrong-way drivers are impaired drivers; if you, or someone you know, have been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. We are just days into 2018 and DPS troopers have already intercepted and arrested three wrong way drivers on Arizona highways suspected of impairment.Read More>>
MISSING PERSON: Manuel Cajero Hernandez, 72 years old at time of disappearance, 5’05", 176 pounds, with brown eyes, with graying hair. Manuel is missing the tips of some of the fingers on his right hand.
Mr. Pallanes was last seen at 6:00pm near the Walmart at 2501 S. Avenue B in Yuma, AZ near the city bus stop. Last seen wearing a grey baseball cap, burgundy checkered shirt and blue pants. Mr. Pallanes suffers fro dementia.
Judith Schnepf is 72 years old and suffers from Dementia. She was last seen by her family at their residence around 2000 hours. At approximately 2150 hours, she asked for water at a residence in the 1700 block of Laguna Road.
William (Bill) Bynum was last seen on 09/12/2018 around 1050 hours in the area of Southern and Ellsworth in Mesa. He left his residnece by foot and left his wallet and cell phone behind. Bill can be social unless he realizes he is lost. bill suffers from Alzheimers and has high blood pressure