Amherst is currently on a record setting pace for DUI arrests
Despite July 4th weekend being the peak period nationwide for drunk driving arrests, Amherst had zero this past weekend, or even the entire past week. I'll drink (coffee) to that.
But before we get all celebratory -- and just to rule out APD may be slacking on the enforcement end -- arrests to date for the year 2013 stand at 80, or on pace for a record breaking 160-170.
In 2011 APD arrested 144 drunk drivers; in 2012 it had escalated to 155. At the 2012 half-way point (6/30) arrests stood at 74 compared to today's 80.
Unfortunately, when it comes to drunk drivers, it only takes one to unleash unforgettable devastation.