Alcohol-related crashes in Hernando County were down last year, compared to the previous year, Sheriff Al Nienhuis said.

There were 93 alcohol-related crashes in 2014, a decrease of 24 from the 2013. The decrease in alcohol-related injury crashes was even more notable: 37 from 68.

There were five fatal alcohol-related fatal crashes in 2014 and four in 2013. Alcohol-related pedestrian crashes dropped from 11 to nine.

Alcohol-related motorcycle crashes were up slightly - from eight to nine.

All told, 59 fewer people were injured or killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2014 compared to the previous year. That was a 28 percent decrease.

"It is our goal to keep this trend on a downward spiral through our aggressive approach to DUI and overall traffic enforcement," said Sgt. Scott Lamia of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office traffic unit.