FHP: 10,732 DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Arrests in Florida in 2008

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued preliminary data regarding statistics in 2008. The recent statistics showed that the number of DUI fatalities was down in 2008.

In fact, only 2,986 deaths occurred in 2008 which is the lowest number of fatalities in eight years even though Florida’s population grew more than 18% over the same time period.

The Florida Highway Patrol Activity report also shows that in 2008, the Florida Highway Patrol made 10,732 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests, 8,320 felony arrests, 406,482 unlawful arrests for speeding, 230,515 crash investigations, and 942 stolen vehicles were recovered.

Last year the FDHSMV reported a summary of the total DUI violations and convictions, which included the following findings regarding changes from 2006 to 2007:

  1. Violations for DUI in the state rose from 63,591 in 2006 to 64,410 in 2007, an increase of 1.29%;
  2. The number of pending DUI dispositions fell from 21,217 in 2006 to 20,919 in 2007, a decrease of
    1.40%;
  3. DUI convictions in the state rose from 34,638 in 2006 to 35,372 in 2007, an increase of 2.12%.

Preliminary stats: 2,986 deaths on Florida roads in ’08 – Bay News 9, Monday, January 26, 2009

Statistics from Previous Years from FDHSMV

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