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New Years weekend DUIs increase in Forsyth County
No fatalities reported
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FORSYTH COUNTY – This New Year’s Eve weekend saw the most arrests for driving under the influence since 2011, officials said.

Deputies arrested 11 people for DUI over the three-day weekend, up from nine last year, according to Dep. Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The agency responded to 38 accidents between Friday and Monday, Rainwater said.

Last year, there were 26 crashes reported, but that number did not include accidents from Dec. 30 or Jan. 2.

It did not immediately appear there were any fatal crashes this weekend, the same as last year.

In 2014, Forrest Bushong, a 27-year-old from Cumming, died after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree near Mashburn Elementary School at about 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2015.