Sheriff's Office

The message is simple:
If you’re caught driving impaired, you will be arrested. No exceptions. No excuses.
Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest problems. In 2006, 42,642 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes. Out of that number 13,470 people were killed in traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcyclists with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.

Alcohol also plays a big role in motorcycle fatalities. Forty-one percent of the 2,007 motorcyclists who died in single-vehicle crashes in 2006 had BAC levels of .08 or higher. In fatal crashes for 2006 a higher percentage of motorcyclists had BAC levels of .08 or higher than any other type of vehicle driver.

Sheriff's Office DWI Arrest:

  • 2005 - 84
  • 2006 - 140
  • 2007 - 188
  • 2008 - 138
  • 2009 - 328
  • 2010 - 339
  • 2011 - 180
  • 2012 - 191
  • 2013 - 100
  • 2014 - 96

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office in conjuction with concerned citizens of the county will work together to get drunk drivers off our roads. For additional information, contact Sgt. W. D. Smith: wesley.smith@rowancountync.gov