posted on June 10, 2010 12:55
Genesee County’s complete crime statistics for 2009 are in.
One of the biggest increases comes in DWI arrests. County Sheriff’s Deputies made 240 arrests for DWI in 2009, compared to only 217 in 2008.
It’s an increase of nearly 11 percent.
County Undersheriff Bill Sheron says it’s not likely that more drivers are driving drunk.
"In 2009, we did run checkpoints and added patrols with the Village of Corfu and the City of Batavia," says Sheron, "which could contribute to the increase."
Sheron says the extra checkpoints in Corfu coincided with Darien Lake concerts, which always lead to a number of arrests.