The number of alcohol and drug-related traffic collisions in Burbank has dropped 35% since last year, but police have logged 22% more DUI arrests, year-to-date statistics show.
Officials attribute the trend to increased enforcement and public education efforts through sobriety checkpoints and social media.
By the end of June last year, police had arrested 206 individuals for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. That number jumped to 252 for the same period this year, according to Burbank Police Lt. Jay Hawver.
Meanwhile, the number of alcohol- or drug-related accidents dropped from 49 last year to 32 this year for the same period, Hawver said.