In 2018, Pennsylvania State Police made 20,143 DUI arrest, an increase over the year before.
According to data released Tuesday by troopers, the 20,143 DUI arrests across the state reflect a 1 percent increase over the 19,963 DUI arrests in 2017. In addition, state police investigated 4,926 DUI-related crashes in 2018.
Troop M, which covers Bucks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties, reported 1,366 DUI arrest, 294 DUI-related crashes, and 51 drug recognition expert influence evaluations in 2018.
The data does not include DUI arrests from local law enforcement agencies.
“First responders see the devastating effects of impaired driving every day,” said Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the state police. “Through a combination of education and enforcement, we continue to work with our law enforcement and safety partners to address this serious issue.”
State police said they offer DUI prevention and traffic safety discussions at no cost for community events, schools, and businesses.