Illinois: Itasca cops have highest DUI arrest rate, survey finds

From Chicago Tribune
Naperville police collared more motorists suspected of drunken driving in 2012 than any other Chicago suburb for the third straight year, according to an annual survey by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists.

Itasca, meanwhile, had the highest DUI arrest rate per officer statewide, the results showed.

The annual survey, funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, was based on data from more than 500 police

Statewide, Rockford netted the highest number of DUI arrests outside Chicago for the sixth consecutive year with 699, followed by Naperville (576), Springfield (460), Peoria (426), Decatur (408), Carol Stream (389), Aurora (330), Elmhurst (324), Rock Island (323) and Normal (322).

“We see consistency in towns that continue to focus on drunk-driving prevention, and we know law enforcement in those towns is saving lives,” AAIM board Vice President and crash survivor Marti Belluschi said.

Naperville police Chief Bob Marshall said he believes more motorists are heeding warnings about drinking and driving. His department’s strategies for cracking down on those who drive drunk are data-driven. ….MORE
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