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Spike in DUI arrests near VCU

Style Weekly is reporting a jump in DUI arrests around VCU:

Virginia Commonwealth University police have seen a 70-percent increase in drunken-driving arrests so far this school year.

Seven and a half months into the year, there have been 145 arrests. During the entire 2011-’12 school year, which ran from Aug. 1 to July 30, VCU police reported 186 drunken-driving arrests.

But that’s not necessarily because more people are drinking and driving, says Christopher Preuss, the university’s assistant police chief. He attributes the increase to three officers who are “extremely prolific at DUI arrests.”

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