Daytona Beach Area DUI Arrests On The Decline

The number of DUI cases continues to fall in Volusia County for the fifth straight year. Volusia County had 2,600 DUI arrests in 2008. That was the beginning of the 5 year slide in DUI arrests. In 2009 Volusia County had 2,350 arrests followed by 1,942 in 2010 then 1,752 in 2011 and finally 1,537 in 2012. This coincides with a five year decline in DUI arrests for all of Florida. Florida had had 64,654 DUI arrests in 2008. 2008 was also the beginning of a 5 year slide in Florida DUI arrests. In 2009 Florida had 63,019 arrests followed by 58,174 in 2010 then 55,772 in 2011 and finally 53,664 in 2012. While DUI arrests are down we don’t really know why. Is it a result of fear of increased enforcement, changes in public opinion, the result of anti-drinking and driving marketing campaigns, the result of changes in the economy or is it the result of the police just catching less drunk drivers. If you are accused of a DUI in Volusia County contact Daytona Beach DUI lawyer Kevin J. Pitts for a free consultation. All statistics were obtained from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
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