Chattanooga traffic deaths rise; alcohol figured in half of fatalities
Traffic fatalities decreased across the state in 2013, but Chattanooga experienced a sharp increase -- particularly in alcohol-related traffic deaths.
Of the 28 traffic fatalities in Chattanooga, half were alcohol related, records show. That's twice the rate of alcohol-related traffic fatalities statewide and an increase from nine such deaths out of 22 total in 2012.
As a result, Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Unit will step up enforcement.
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