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DUI arrests up in Summit County

8:54 PM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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Last year there were 402 total DUI arrests. That's up roughly 30 percent from 2011. Law agencies say that number is too high. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day 27 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. Tracy le Clair with the Summit County Sherriff's Department says the bigger issue is that the increase seems to be mainly in Colorado.

"What is really concerning is that while nationwide the numbers are holding steady, or actually going down in Colorado and in Summit County, those numbers increased fairly dramatically," Le Clair said.

In 2012 statewide the number of DUI arrest rose 39 percent in Colorado, making it one of the few states to have such a dramatic increase.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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