The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recently released preliminary data on the number of drunk driving fatalities in Florida for the fiscal year 2009. DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, is defined as operating a motor vehicle with elevated levels of alcohol in the bloodstream. The state’s traffic fatality rate is one out of every four crashes, which is a staggering figure. In 2009, there were 36,873 fatal DUI accidents, which is the highest number since 1991.
While the state is committed to increasing highway safety, the number of DUI arrests continues to rise. In 2009, the Florida Highway Patrol recorded 9,605 DUI arrests. The Tampa Police Department records these DUI cases. In 2012, the Tampa Police Department reported fewer arrests than in 2009 (down from 2,415 in 2009). The Tampa Police Department recorded an additional 1,930 DUI citations, which dropped to 1,912 in 2012.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports statistics annually. In 2009, the state had a total of 55,722 DUI citations. A DUI conviction remains on a driver’s record for 75 years. According to the National Highway and Safety Administration’s Traffic Safety Facts, approximately 1 out of every 135 drivers was arrested for DUI. As a result, it is vital to hire an attorney in order to avoid a criminal conviction.
While DUI arrests are on the rise, Florida is still the number one state in the U.S. for DUI arrests. In 2009, the Florida Highway Patrol issued 9,605 DUI citations. As of August 2012, the Tampa Police Department reduced these numbers to just 1,912 in 2012. But the numbers remain low, despite the increased number of drunk driving convictions. The Hillsborough Police Department has a special DUI unit and has one of the most experienced DUI team in the country.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles records DUI arrests. During that time, Florida police officers also record DUI citations. In 2009, FDLE statistics show that a person arrested for DUI has an average of eight DUI convictions per year. This statistic is a significant drop from previous years. Moreover, it is important to note that an FDLE officer will not only perform a random search for alcohol in a person, but will also perform a thorough investigation of the suspect.
In 2009, Florida police officers recorded 9,605 DUI cases. The Tampa Police Department recorded 2,415 DUI cases in 2009 and reduced the number to 1,912 in 2012, compared to the previous year. In 2010, Tampa police departments reported that the number of DUI citations declined to 1,912 during the same period. The numbers also indicate that more people are drinking more alcohol. While drunk driving is illegal in Florida, it is still considered a serious crime.
The Florida Highway Patrol recorded 9,605 DUI cases during 2009, according to the FDLE’s Uniform Traffic Citation Statistics. The number of DUI arrests has declined every year since the FDLE began reporting the statistics. In Tampa, 2,415 DUI arrests were recorded, but in 2012, the number was down to 1,912 after police officers conducted more investigations. The Tampa Police Department reported that it issued 1,812 DUI citations.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles released statistics on drunk driving arrests, convictions and DUI citations in 2009. In 2009, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that there were 55,722 DUI citations in Florida. In Tampa, the number of DUI arrests was lowered to 1,912 in 2012, while the number of citations was down to 2,415 in the previous year.
In 2009, Tampa police recorded 2,415 DUI cases. In Tampa, there were a total of 5,106 alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. This was down from the previous year, when the number of DUI arrests in Tampa was nearly two-hundred-and-a-half times higher. In addition to citations, there were 57,580 arrests in the state. FDLE officers and other law enforcement agencies monitored the road to make sure people were not drinking and driving.