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DUI arrests rising steadily in Murfreesboro, statewide

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — DUI arrests are on the rise here in the mid-state and across Tennessee.
 
A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report says there were more Tennessee residents charged with driving under the influence in 2014 than 2013.
 
The report, released Feb. 1, says law enforcement agencies arrested just over 29,500 Tennessee drivers for the offense in 2014. That's 639 more people arrested for DUI than in the previous year.
 
With the exception of 2013, DUI arrests in Murfreesboro have risen each year since at least 2009. Murfreesboro Police say they arrested 831 drivers for DUI in 2014, up by roughly 53 percent over the last six years.
 
The TBI says there are nearly 2500 DUI arrests in Tennessee each month. March sees the most arrests, while December sees the fewest. Nearly 90 percent of all DUI arrests result in a conviction.