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Since 2008, the number of police-issued DUI citations offenses has begun to increase. Following this trend, the number of fatalities caused by intoxicated drivers is down from 270 in 2008, to 221 in 2012. While lower numbers of fatalities were observed in 2011 and 2010, the total number of DUI-related accident reports reached a five year low in 2012, at 6341, down from just over 8000 in 2008. This trend suggest that the increased efforts of police to identify and stop drunk drivers is working to improve safety for all drivers.