DUI incidents decrease

DOWNEY - More drunk drivers stayed off the roads in Downey this holiday season from Dec. 24 - Jan. 2, 2008.According to Downey Police Department's Traffic Sgt. Dean Milligan, there were only eight driving under the influence arrests. In 2007, there were 22 DUI arrests during the same time period. "I can't explain why it was significantly lower this year," Milligan said. "I would hope that people are more informed and care about others and themselves." No fatal injuries were reported, but two of the DUI's resulted in collisions - one involving property damage and the other involving minor injury. ********** Published: January 9, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 38