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January 1, 2014

Impaired drinking and driving arrests fall

ANDERSON — Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson said that for the second year in a row, the number of people drinking and driving has dropped.

“People are paying attention to all the advertisements and either being smart and staying somewhere if they are drinking, having a designated driver or calling a taxi,” he said.

From 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 8 a.m. New Year’s Day, there were 23 arrests in Madison County and only six were alcohol-related, Richardson said.

Of those six, four arrests were for people driving while intoxicated or impaired.

That’s a drop from 2013, when there were eight alcohol-related arrests for the same period of time.

“Over the years we have seen a reduced rate in the number of people driving while intoxicated,” Richardson said.

Rose Beeman, owner of Rose’s Taxi, said it was a busy night.

“We had an excellent night last night and now we are recovering from working so hard,” she said with a laugh Wednesday.

Beeman said she ran four cabs and had two dispatchers on duty and her business was busy from 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. New Year’s Day.

“It was a very calm, good night and people were courteous,” she said. “They were drinking but it was a good crowd and we had no problems.”

Beeman said several fares were for out of town and some were even out of the county.

“We made trips to Middletown, Yorktown, to Indianapolis and we even went to Fishers twice,” she said.

In the end, paying for a taxi will cost quite a bit less than paying an attorney to defend against DUI charges, Richardson said.

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