6 Jul 2009

Alcohol-related traffic offenses remain high in CNMI

1:33 pm on 6 July 2009

Alcohol-related traffic offences remain at a high number, according to the 2009 CNMI Epidemiological Profile released recently by the Community Guidance Center.

Official records from the Northern Marianas Department of Public Safety showed 497 alcohol-related traffic offences involving motorcycles or bicycles or scooter riders in 2007.

But driving under the influence offences went down in numbers from 440 in 2006 to only 22 in 2007.

Alcohol-related violent crime continues to decrease, however, it remains high compared to the other offences.

From 235 in 2005 it went down to 214 in 2006 then to 188 in 2007.