Final DWI arrest numbers for 2018 have not yet been released. However, there is much that we can learn from the arrests made in Manassas, Prince William County, and Fairfax County, Virginia in the previous years.
Manassas Drunk Driving Arrests
From 2013 to 2016 the number of drunk driving arrests made in Manassas decreased significantly. However, in 2017, the numbers once again began to rise. The specific arrests were as follows:
In 2013, 252 DWI arrests were made.
In 2014, 223 DWI arrests were made.
In 2015, 155 DWI arrests were made.
In 2016, 133 DWI arrests were made.
In 2017, 144 DWI arrests were made.
DWI Arrests Also Increased in Prince William County and Fairfax County
Prince William County arrested 1,132 people for DUI in 2017. This was a 26.9 percent increase over the number of drunk driving arrests made in Prince William County during 2016.
Fairfax County has also arrested thousands of people for drunk driving. In 2017, 2,139 people were arrested for drunk driving. In 2016, there were 1,957 DWI arrests, and in 2015 there were 1,841 DWI arrests.
What Should You Do If You Are Arrested for DUI in Virginia?
At the time of your arrest, you should remain silent and request to speak with your lawyer. Contact an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer who has the necessary education and training to analyze the evidence against you and raise the right defenses.
Attorney T. Kevin Wilson is one of the few Virginia attorneys who has extensive training on different types of sobriety tests and breath and blood alcohol tests. He would be pleased to provide you with a free initial consultation if you have been arrested for drunk driving. Learn more about your rights and about whether you may be able to avoid the significant consequences of a drunk driving conviction by calling the Wilson Law Firm today, by filling out our online contact form, or starting a live chat with us at your convenience.