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Our View: Thumbs up to remaining vigilant against drunken driving

Thumbs up: To remaining vigilant against drunken driving. DeKalb police increased their drunken driving arrests by 44 percent, from 168 in 2011 to 242 in 2012. That’s the biggest percentage increase among the top police agencies that responded to the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists’ annual survey. The annual survey also considers the number of DUI arrests per officer in the departments. Locally, DeKalb averaged 4.03 arrests per officer, while DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office had 3.21, Sycamore had 1.3, Cortland had 1.27, and Genoa had 1. Drunken driving can be so destructive, as well as a symptom of other problems, and we applaud DeKalb officers for stepping up their enforcement.

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