Over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for DUI in 2010
The last two (alleged) drunk drivers of 2013, Jocelyn N Gozdowski age 22 and Gergory T Fitzpatrick, age 37, are fairly typical as DUI arrests go, but surprising not-so-typical since they close out the calender year bringing the total number of arrests to 127, down from 148 in 2012, or a drop of 15%.
Could be the word has gotten out and people think twice about drunk driving through Amherst; or overworked APD didn't have the people power to target drunk drivers. So maybe we just got lucky, unlike Daniel Haley.
For instance our "typical" DUI, Mr. Fitzpatrick, was bagged Saturday night just after the sold out Mullins Center UMass basketball game ended. He was pulled over on Triangle/Kellogg Streets only a mile or so from the facility. How many drivers were on Amherst roads at that moment?
How many innocent citizens going about their daily business without a care in the world? Until suddenly you see those headlights bearing down, head on ...