Pennsylvania State Police cite record number of DUI arrests for 2010

    A spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police says the record number of DUI arrests in 2010 is likely due to improved enforcement, not more instances of the crime.

     

    Troopers arrested nearly 18,000 people for DUIs in 2010 — up about 5 percent from 2009, as KYW reports. Things like training to recognize signs of specific drug influences helped patrols, and state police cited a 29 percent increase in drug influence evaluations last year.

    And despite the arrest increase, the number of alcohol-related crashes last year was 30 fewer than in 2009.

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