#13: DUI arrests plummet in Miami Beach, across Miami-Dade County | Miami Herald

In a city brimming with world-famous nightclubs and bars, Miami Beach police officers once made curbing drunk or high drivers a top priority — notching 1,299 arrests back in 2010.

Not anymore.

Newly released Miami-Dade court statistics show that the department recorded just 138 DUI arrests last year, a startling low in a county where DUI arrests have steadily plummeted in recent years. Across Miami-Dade County, police made just 3,609 arrests last year, down nearly 20 percent from the year before.

And that’s a far cry from 2010 when cops countywide cuffed 6,321 suspected intoxicated drivers.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article57603318.html#storylink=cpy

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