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Seminole County DUI Arrests Decreasing

The number of DUI cases continues to fall in Seminole County for the third straight year and four of the last five years. Seminole County had 1,269 DUI arrests in 2008. That was the beginning of the almost continues slide in DUI arrests. In 2009 Seminole County had 1,056 arrests followed by a slight increase of 1,116 in 2010 then back down to 1,086 in 2011 and finally 833 in 2012. This coincides with a five year decline in DUI arrests in Volusia County and for all of Florida. 2008 was also the beginning of a 5 year slide in Florida DUI arrests. Florida had had 64,654 DUI arrests in 2008. In 2009 Florida had 63,019 arrests followed by 58,174 in 2010 then 55,772 in 2011 and finally 53,664 in 2012. DUI arrests are down locally and state wide but we don’t really know why. Is it the 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 the result of the police just catching less drunk drivers. If you are accused of a DUI in Seminole County contact Sanford DUI attorney Kevin J. Pitts.