DWI crackdown leads to increase in arrests, fewer deaths in BK, city

BROOKLYN - The New York Police Department?s latest DWI crackdown has reportedly resulted in fewer deaths and more arrests in Brooklyn and the city.According to a Daily News report, 10,000 people were arrested citywide this year for driving while intoxicated. Arrests jumped by 177 percent in Brooklyn?s 94th Precinct. Officials say a NYPD initiative called Traffic Stat, aimed at reducing traffic accidents, prompted the spike in arrests. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says DWI checkpoints will be set up across the city on Christmas and New Year?s to crackdown on impaired drivers.

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