Editor:

RE: DUI arrests trending up since 2019.

Concern is warranted on the headline for the article “DUI arrests trending up since 2019 on Monday, Oct. 11. It is misleading. The raw numbers show there is a rise; however more information should be used before creating an alarming headline.

Does the comparison reflect the population increase in Punta Gorda and each county? Other factors to consider in the reporting is a breakdown of the DUI — alcohol or drug related and the age of the offenders. Was it with the 18-25, 26-45, 46-65 or older? This would give the article more substance and support to the headline.

Carol Komenda-Sprague

Rotonda West

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