Corpus Christi Police Record More Arrests For Intoxicated Driving In 2016 Than Any Other Year

The Corpus Christi Police arrested more people for intoxicated driving in 2016 than in any other year of the Department’s history.

Corpus Christi Police arrested 1,428 people for intoxicated driving in 2016 and the previous record was in 2014 with 1, 407 arrests for intoxicated driving. Corpus Christi Police have already recorded 15 arrests for intoxicated driving so far in 2017.

Corpus Christi Police explain the 1,428 arrests for intoxicated driving as: 14 for Driving Under the Influence which means the person was less than 21 years of age when they were arrested for intoxicated driving; and there were 132 felony accusations. The 132 accusations are that 86 arrests were for D.W.I. with three or more prior convictions; 11 arrests for intoxicated assault (in which someone was injured in a crash caused by an intoxicated person); 32 arrests for D.W.I. with a child passenger; and 3 arrests for Intoxicated Manslaughter (in which a person died in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver).

Corpus Christi Police collected blood or breath specimens to be analyzed for the blood alcohol concentration from all 1,428 arrested people except for 5 cases in which that evidence was not obtained. The average results from the analysis for blood alcohol concentration was .15 which is almost twice the legal limit of .08, the state standard to determine someone is prima facia intoxicated. There were 415 arrests for intoxicated driving which involved a vehicle crash which means 1,013 of the arrests for intoxicated driving were discovered on Officer initiated traffic stops.

Yearly Totals of arrests for intoxicated driving by Corpus Christi Police: