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DUI Arrests Surge In Normal

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:06:21 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

A DUI information group says the Town of Normal has the 5th most aggressive police force in the state on drunken driving. The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists says Police in Normal arrested 322 people for DUI last year. That's more than four arrests for every officer. Even though Bloomington is a larger city with more officers, police there made more than 100 fewer arrests than in Normal. Bloomington police ranked 41st in the state with an average of one and a quarter arrests per officer. Peoria's rate was nearly two arrests per officer. In Normal, just two officers accounted for nearly a quarter of the department's arrests. Officer Jesse Brobston made 47 DUI busts. Officer Kendra DeRosa brought in 35 suspected drunken drivers. And the NPD boosted the number of arrests by 9% from the previous year. Dekalb lead the state with a 44% increase. Peoria also put more time into DUI enforcement with a 39% jump in such arrests. Bloomington DUI arrests rose 4.6% last year.

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