California: city ponders spike in drunk driving rate as arrests soar over neighboring towns

From Contra Costa Times
OAKLEY — Drunken driving arrests have spiked here in the past couple of years, with the city logging up to four times that of its neighbors in 2010.It’s unclear, however, whether the jump indicates that more people are driving under the influence or that police have simply become more adept at catching offenders.
“We have a terrible DUI problem in the city,” said Councilman Randy Pope at a City Council meeting earlier this year, where he noted that Oakley police arrested 320 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during a six-month period from July to December last year.  ….MORE

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