2015 saw fewer traffic fatalities in Rutherford County when compared to 2014. In fact, the number was 10 lower in 2015. In 2014 there were 35 fatalities on Rutherford County roadways and in 2015 that number dropped down to 25 fatalities.
Reports from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office also indicate that DUI arrests were up last year. In 2015 the number of DUI arrests rose to 306 as compared to 265 in 2014.
Seat belt usage in Rutherford County is not on par with other areas of the state. Rutherford County has a safety belt usage rate of 67 percent. The entire state average rings in at 87.7 percent.
Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold