Metro Nashville Police’s records indicate that the police department has arrested 1,220 individuals for DUI since Jan. 1, 2017—almost the same number through the same date in 2016.
Per a report by WKRN.com, the data was through August 12. Through the same time in 2016, Metro officers arrested 1,225 individuals for DUI. While the number of arrests has stayed steady, the locations where they’re occurring has changed.
The central precinct of Nashville, which includes downtown Nashville and top-party spots like Broadway and 2nd Avenue have seen a drop in DUIs of around 50 percent. Officers with the MNPD believe that this drop may be due to the increased usage of ride-sharing services, including Lyft and Uber.