Recently released statistics show that last year state troopers arrested 15,583 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence in Pennsylvania. That is a three percent increase in DUI arrests.
During 2006 troopers investigated 4,775 vehicular accidents involving alcohol, an increase of 1%. According to the Pennsylvania highway department, deaths from alcohol related crashes dropped from 544 to 525.
A state police commissioner said that improved recognition of driving while impaired by illegal or prescription drugs has played a key role in the figures.
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