7th Precinct Leads Manhattan in Drunk Driving Arrests

The New York Post reports drunk driving arrests in the 7th Precinct have almost tripled this year. As of March 27th, officers had busted 65 people for DWI, compared with 23 in the first quarter of 2010.  No other precinct had more arrests than the 7th.

The Post says “The arrests reflect a 12 percent increase in licensed establishments serving liquor in the neighborhood in the first three months of this year.”  There are 359 liquor licenses within the 7th, the second smallest precinct in the city.  The arrests were confined to the area below Houston Street. The 9th Precinct covers the East Village.

“The precinct has created a new Cabaret Unit, with cops assigned to patrol the bar-crowded area between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.,” the story noted.  We reported on the return of the cabaret unit in December.