FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Drunken driving arrests in North Dakota's largest city dropped nearly 10 percent last year after a record 2011.
Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel tells The Forum newspaper that preliminary data show officers made 1,019 arrests for driving under the influence last year, down from a record 1,127 the previous year.
Vettel says police didn't make any major changes in DUI enforcement over the year. He says they continued to use efforts such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints, and continued to try to educate people about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Vettel says the Fargo force will support a proposal in the upcoming Legislature to toughen North Dakota's DUI laws.