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On the DWI Front
WASHINGTON, D. C.--The United States Transportation Department is spending $82,000,000 to test experimental methods of catching drunks on the road, of accelerating courtroom machinery and increasing convictions, and detecting and rehabilitating so-called problem drinkers, who the government says are responsible for most alcohol-related accidents.
The 42-month program [started in January 1971] has been criticized as "amateurish" and simplistic by some long-time specialists in highway safety and the treatment of alcoholics. But its managers here say that. . .in the first three months...
-- Robert Lindsey