Less than an hour ago, from Richmond Police Department:
> Date: October 24, 2009 11:57:10 AM EDT
> Subject: 102409 Jewell Arrest DW.doc
> Attached is information about the arrest of Councilman Marty Jewell.
> Thank you for your attention.
> Dionne Waugh
> Public Affairs Unit
> Richmond Police Department.
E-mail Advisory 10/24/09
Richmond Police Department
This morning at approximately 1:30 a.m., Richmond Police arrested Councilman Marty Jewell for Driving Under the Influence. The arrest was made near Byrd Park. Because this case will be heard in court, no details related to this incident will be disseminated to the media.
The Richmond Police Department has increased the total number of DUI arrests over the past couple of years. In 2006, there were 410 arrests for for DUI.
Last year there were 653 DUI arrests and this year to date there have been 609 DUI arrests. Along with enforcement, the Department has developed numerous awareness campaigns as well to deter drunk driving.