OKC police say officer shortages means increased disparity between DUI arrests and alcohol-related fatalities
Data indicates fewer an ever-decreasing number of intoxicated drivers are arrested in Oklahoma City and statewide despite increases in fatalities. Advocacy groups blame lax legislation, lack of personal responsibility.
Fatal car crashes involving alcohol or drugs have increased steadily in Oklahoma City at the same time drunken driving arrests have dropped significantly.
The number of arrests for driving while intoxicated in Oklahoma City dropped from 3,459 in 2001 to 1,912 in 2011, according to department reports.
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