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Lisa King
Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice does reconstruction at an accident on U.S. 60 in September where two people were injured.
DUIs, injury accidents down

Last year’s highway statistics showed a marked improvement from past years in terms of safety, with fewer drivers arrested for driving while intoxicated and nearly a quarter fewer injury accidents.

And that decrease in injury accidents even came with an increase in overall accidents, although by a small margin. Fatalities did increase by one in 2014, up to 6, but that number included several unusual accidents, and none involving two vehicles.