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As COVID Restrictions Eased, DUI Arrests By Newtown Township PD Zoomed!

As COVID Restrictions Eased, DUI Arrests By Newtown Township PD Zoomed! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

I've been noticing that arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) account for a majority or large portion of incidents in recent weekly Newtown Township Police incident reports.

In the June 11 to 17, 2021, Incident Blotter, for example, 5 of the 12 incidents involved a DUI arrest. One involved a vehicle crashing into a tree and overturning! Most (4) of these incidents occurred between the hours of 10 PM and 2 AM, one was at 4:30 PM.

I wondered if there was a trend related to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on serving alcohol in restaurants and bars. So I plotted the data for a 2-year period from July 2019 through May 2021.

 

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