Harsher laws, fewer cases -- but new offenders all the time
Every day of the week people throw the dice and take a chance behind the wheel after drinking one -- or more -- too many.
Some swerve their way to their destinations. Some end up in car crashes. Some are arrested.
But campaigns against drunk driving and harsher penalties handed down through the years for DUI offenders might be making a dent locally in the societal problem.
In 2006, there were 568 DUI cases in municipal court, the second lowest number in 20 years, compared to figures that used to be in the thousands each year, said Sandusky Municipal Court Judge Erich O'Brien.