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Group Releases Annual DUI Report

Group Releases Annual DUI Report

Posted - Oct. 21, 2004 at 7:41 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- There was a slight decrease in the number of driving under the influence arrests last year.

The state's annual D-U-I report was given to lawmakers yesterday.

There were 14-thouand-461 drunken-driving arrests in fiscal 2003-2004, which is just a slight drop from the year before.

The legal limit for blood alcohol in Utah is point-zero-eight. But the average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was point-one-four percent.

Of those arrested, more than 200 were charged as second offenders.

Fourteen were recorded as five-time offenders, while two were on their tenth offense.

Eighty percent of the offenders were male, and the majority were between 25 and 36 years of age.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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