Arizona's Department of Public Safety deployed one plane and eight police cruisers on a stretch of U.S. Route 93 for a nine-hour span during Presidents' Day Weekend, resulting in quiet a few stops for speeding.
The extra patrol resulted in 138 stops, with 127 of them of vehicles going more than 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit of 65 mph.
The road stretches from Phoenix to just east of Kingman, and is often used to connect southern and central Arizona to Las Vegas, Nev.
It appears as if the patrol may have helped public safety during the nine hours, because there were no collisions reported at the time.
"Highway patrol was absolutely highly visible at that time," said Raul Garcia, spokesman for DPS. "That goes a long way to getting people attention. Even if you're not being stopped, you're still seeing the lights, the patrol cars, possibly the aircraft, and all of that activity sends a message to slow down and pay attention to your driving."
Garcia also mentioned the aerial patrol help make offices on the ground be more efficient, allowing them to stop more speeders during their shift.
He said DHS plans to use the patrol again, although there are no concrete dates yet.