2011-04-28 / Local & State

DUI Arrest Record Set Last Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state troopers made 17,695 arrests last year for driving under the influence, the ninth straight year the department has set a record.

The figures released Thursday representa5percentincrease over 2009.

One factor is a wider deployment of drug recognition techniques. The 1,450 drug influence evaluations they conducted last year represented a 29 percent increase over the prior year.

The number of alcohol-related crashes that troopers investigate fell slightly last year, to 4,595.

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