The Ohio State Highway Patrol attributes a crackdown on drunken-driving to the increase in arrests for the offense statewide last year.
Troopers in 2012 arrested 24,520 drunken or impaired drivers. That was a 3 percent increase over 2011.
Also in 2012, crashes that involved drunken drivers numbered 12,168, a 14 percent increase over the previous year.
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