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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1 2014 5:11 p.m. MST

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samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

"Annual DUI blitz nets 24 arrests from 178 traffic stops in Salt Lake County"
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The article mentions that the number of DUI arrests was an improvement from the 30 of last year. True enough. But, when you consider that the 24 out of 178 stops represents 13.5% of the drivers, or more than 1 in 8, the number becomes a bit more bothersome.

Just think about driving around with every eighth person you see driving next to you, sloshed. Then, imagine you're doing it in Colorado where they can now be both sloshed and "recreationally" stoned. And we haven't yet considered the distraction factor of texting/talking on cell phones.

We've got a long way to go to make people more responsible while driving.

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