From the June 1970 magazine.

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Inevitable

ST. LOUIS--Putting the alcoholic drivers into a treatment program instead of jail would eliminate at least one-third of the nation's fatal accidents, a highway-safety researcher said.

Dr. Melvin L. Selzer of the Highway Safety Research Institute at the University of Michigan, said a study showed 36 of 96 drivers involved in fatal accidents were alcoholics. A random sample of 96 nonfatal accidents turned up only three alcoholics among the drivers.

-- Associated Press

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