Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Genesee County DWI arrests decline and yet larger budget is proposed

According to an article in the Thursday, September 18, 2008 Daily News, Assistant County Manager, Frank Ciaccia has proposed a larger STOP-DWI budget of $400,000.00 for 2009 even though it is anticipated that DWI arrests will be down.

There were 502 DWI arrests in Genesee County in 2004, 482 in 2005, 396 in 2006, and 347 in 2007. Whether this is a function of arrests or a decrease in the phenomenon is hard to tell, but most observers would like to think there is actually a decrease in drunk driving itself.

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