So it appears DUI arrests have been dropping in Illinois. I bring in DUI expert William Pelarenos to help explain exactly why Illinois DUIs are dropping.
Exactly why are Illinois DUI arrests down?
Some of the reasons that cause DUI arrests to go down include:
- People have less money to drink during an economic downturn
- MADD is making a difference
- Law enforcement is making the difference
- Aggressive defense attorneys have police on their heels
- Police moral is down
- Increase in Uber and other driving services
This state of affairs was brought to light recently by Jake Griffin (@DHJakeGriffin) of the Daily Herald.
In his article, “DUI arrests, crashes drop across suburb”, Jake discusses some of the factors that may be at play.
…but maybe police have just decided to make less arrests.
Maybe police are making an active choice to write less DUI tickets.
DUI Expert Witness William Pelarenos Explains…
DUI Expert Witness William Pelarenos reminds us of two crucial things going on in police buildings across the state.
First, overall moral right now is pretty low. These ain’t the days after 9-11. Back then firefighters and cops were awesome. But a few false arrest cases and police killing young people have turned things around.
Second, Governor Quinn’s old quota legislation may finally be netting some results.
Well, Bill and I discuss this intriguing topic in Podcast Episode 136 of the Criminal Nuggets Podcast. You can listen in by hitting the play buttons at the top of this post.