In 2012, there were 29,560 DWI offenses statewide. In 2013, the numbers dropped to 25,594. And so far in 2014, there have been 2,428 DWI arrests.
While the numbers are down, some say the consequences for repeat DWI offenders need to be harsher.
“There have been instances where there have been two or three time offenders who have gotten reduced sentences or suspended imposition of sentences,” said State Representative Linda Black.